The wildly popular Xiaomi smartphone company (in China, at least) has sold a whopping 2.11 million phones in only 12 hours. Xiaomi is now Apple and Samsung’s most formidable competitor, selling Android phones. Xiaomi has been on the rise primarily in China, where they are headquartered.
“Good news: Xiaomi just set a new Guinness World Record, selling 2.11 million mobile phones in 24 hours,” chief executive Lei Jun said on Sina Weibo (a popular Chinese social network).
The eastern smartphone market is very different from the western one. Samsung and Apple are not terribly popular in China (at least not compared to Xiaomi). Xiaomi could be considered China’s Apple, because they manufacture high-end smartphones. It is not uncommon for Xiaomi phones to be equipped with high-end technology comparable to (or better than) that offered by Samsung and Apple, including 1.4 GHZ 8-core CPUs, phablet-sized screens like the new iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Mega, Note models, and lithium polymer batteries.
Lithium polymer battery technology achieves a substantially high gravimetric energy density (energy-to-weight ratio) of 180 Wh/kg, and a volumetric energy density (energy-to-size ratio) ranging from 250 to 730 Wh/L. That facilitates great battery life for its weight and size.
Interestingly, Xiaomi even offers a model called the Mi Note. The Mi Note has a 5.5″ screen, only slightly smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s 5.7″ display.
Source: Deccan Chronicle.