Timeline of Xiaomi

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This is a timeline of Xiaomi, a manufacturer and distributor of mobile phones.

Full timeline[edit]

Year Month and date Event type Details
2010 April 6 Company Xiaomi is co-founded by eight partners.[1]
2010 August 16 Product Xiaomi officially launches its first Android-based firmware MIUI.[2]
2010 December Funding Xiaomi raises $41 million in funding from its Series A round.[1]
2011 August Product The Xiaomi Mi1 smartphone is announced. It is shipped with Xiaomi's MIUI firmware, based on Android, and resembles both Samsung's TouchWiz and Apple's iOS.[3]
2011 December Funding Xiaomi raises $90 million in funding from its Series B round.[1]
2012 June Funding Xiaomi raises $216 million in funding from its Series C round.[1]
2012 August Product Xiaomi announces the Xiaomi Mi2 smartphone. The phone is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait chip featuring with 2 GB of RAM and the Adreno 320 GPU.[4]
2013 September Product Xiaomi announces the Mi3 phone, with one version powered by the Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AB) and another version by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset.[5]
2013 September 25 Company Xiaomi announces plans to open its first service center in Beijing.[6]
2014 February Internationalization Xiaomi announces its expansion outside China, with its first stop in Singapore.[7]
2014 March 17 Product Xiaomi announces the RedMi Note phablet (known as HongMi Note in some Asian markets). The RedMi Note has a 5.5-inch HD display with OGS technology and an octa-core processor from MediaTek.[8]
2014 April Company Xiaomi purchases the Internet domain mi.com for a record US$3.6 million, the most expensive domain name ever bought in China, replacing xiaomi.com as the official Xiaomi domain.[9]
2014 August Product Xiaomi releases the Xiaomi Mi 4i.[10]
2014 November Product Xiaomi announces it will invest US$1 billion in television content building.[11]
2014 December Funding Xiaomi completes a round of equity financing led by Hong Kong-based technology fund All-Stars Investment Limited, a fund run by former Morgan Stanley analyst Richard Ji[12] raising over US$1 billion
2015 March Product Xiaomi announces that it will start selling the Yi Camera.[13]
2015 April International Xiaomi expands into India, announcing that it will make its Mi devices available through two of India's major e-commerce sites, and through offline retailers for the first time.[14]
2015 June 30 International Xiaomi announces its expansion into Brazil with the launch of locally manufactured Redmi 2, the first time the company sells a smartphone outside Asia or assembles one outside China.[15]
2016 March 3 Product Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 3 Pro in India.The First smartphone to powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor.[16]
2016 February 26 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi5, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.[17]
2016 May 10 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi Max, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650/652 processor.[18]
2016 October 26 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi MIX, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.[19]
2017 April 19 Product Xiaomi launches the Mi6, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor including the latest MIUI 9.[20]


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  3. ^ "Xiaomi Phone with MIUI OS: a $310 Android with 1.5GHz dual-core SoC and other surprises". Engadget. August 16, 2011.
  4. ^ "Xiaomi Phone 2 Review". engadget. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  5. ^ "Xiaomi Announces the MI3 - Tegra 4 and MSM8974AB inside". AnandTech. September 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Bischoff, Paul. "Xiaomi opens biggest ever service center in Beijing, looks like a store". Techinasia.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26.
  7. ^ "Xiaomi to Set Up International Headquarters in Singapore". 19 February 2014. Hardwarezone. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "XiaoMi CEO Lei Jun Unveils RedMi Note (aka HongMi Note) And Partial Specs". Archived from the original on 2014-03-17.
  9. ^ "XiaoMi Purchased Mi.com Domain For A Record $3.6 Million, New URL For Global Users". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12.
  10. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 4 - Full phone specifications". Gsmarena.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  11. ^ "China's Xiaomi says to invest $1 billion in TV content building". Reuters. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  12. ^ "The 'Apple Of China' Raises Over $1 Billion, Valuation Skyrockets To More Than $45 Billion". www.businessinsider.com. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  13. ^ "Why Xiaomi Terrifies the Rest of the Tech World". Time.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  14. ^ Russell, Jon. "Xiaomi Expands Its Online Retail Channels In India And Inks First Offline Sales Deals". TechCrunch. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  15. ^ Chao, Loretta (1 July 2015). "Xiaomi Launches Its First Smartphone Outside Asia". The Wall Street Journal.
  16. ^ "Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to launch in India on March 3".
  17. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 5 - Full phone specifications". Gsmarena.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  18. ^ "Xiaomi Mi Max - Full phone specifications". Gsmarena.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  19. ^ "Xiaomi Mi MIX - Full phone specifications". Gsmarena.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  20. ^ Edited by Dhananjay Mandole