Xiaomi celebrates 5th birthday with 5 new products including Mi Note Pink Edition

Five new products from Xiaomi in celebration of its 5th anniversary.


It’s seems like only yesterday, but Xiaomi is turning five on 6 April (today). The young upstart shot to stardom with its highly affordable products, flash sales, lean operations and online-only strategy. It was China’s top smartphone vendor in 2015 (IDC data).

To thank its fans, Xiaomi is debuting five new products and a series of promotions in China. There’s the Mi Note Pink Edition (yes pink), Mi TV 2 55-inch, Mi Power Strip, Mi Smart Scale (what?) and Redmi 2A.

Mi Note Pink Edition

  • A gorgeous hue to satisfy your passion for pink
  • 3D curved Gorilla Glass 3 with metal frame
  • 5.7โ€ Full HD display, 4G Dual SIM
  • Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 16GB flash
  • 13MP OIS camera f/2.0, 4MP front large 2-micron pixels
  • RMB 2499 (RM1,474) (Comes with a 5000 mAh power bank)

Mi TV 2 55โ€

  • 55โ€ 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV, Samsung RGB LCD panel
  • MStar 6A928 (4K H.265 at 60fps)
  • Cortex-A17 quad-core 1.4GHz CPU
  • Mali-760 MP4 4+2-core GPU
  • 2GB triple-channel DDR3 RAM, 8GB eMMC5.0 flash
  • Wireless 8-speaker soundbar, all-new aluminum subwoofer
  • Dual band 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO antenna
  • Dolby MS12 virtual surround sound
  • RMB4999 (RM2,948)

Mi Power Strip

  • Sleek white design, as slim as a pencil case
  • 3 power sockets + 3 USB ports with 2A quick charging
  • Subtle and elegant power indicator light
  • Safety features include:
  • Max 10A overload protection
  • Childproof internal shutter mechanism
  • Surge-protected USB ports
  • RMB49

Mi Smart Scale

  • 50g precision, 5kg-150kg range
  • Measures in kg or lbs
  • Tracks weight + BMI with Mi Fit app
  • White glass platform
  • Graphical LED display, hidden until lit
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Android + iOS compatible
  • RMB99 (RM58)

Redmi 2A

  • China Mobile version, supports TD-LTE bands only
  • Leadcore L1860C chipset, Cortex A7 4+1-core 1.5GHz CPU
  • Mali T628MP2 GPU
  • 1GB LPDDR3 RAM; 8GB eMMC 4.5 flash5-element lens
  • 2200mAh Sony/LG batter
  • 8MP Omnivision camera,y
  • RMB599 (RM353) (RMB 499 one day Mi Fan Festival offer)

On 8 April 2015, the popular Mi Fan Festival will be held in Beijing, to celebrate Xiaomi’s big milestone. Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun, at a press conference in Beijing earlier, thanked the fans for their support over the past five years.

A special edition of the Mi 4ย with 2GB RAM will go on sale during the Mi Fan Festival, for RMB1,699 (RM1,002), while the original Mi 4 is available now for RMB1,799 (RM1,061).

Other offers during the festival include giving out 100% rebates for 1,000 smartphone orders, RMB50 million worth of cash vouchers, up to 50% off Xiaomi accessories, and up to RMB150 million worth of content ‘red envelopes’ for users to download MIUI themes, e-books, mobile games and more.

Question for Mi Malaysia — when will the Mi 4 get here? ๐Ÿ™‚ Nonetheless, Happy Birthday, Xiaomi!


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