Xiaomi has been launching spree of devices capable of going head-to-head with the best in the business.
The smartphone manufacturer has no presence in the United States, but it could all change come 2017. The relatively new entrant to the smartphone segment has managed to gain a significant market share in the Chinese and Indian markets, the desire to expand into the North American sector remains huge. Xiaomi is reportedly testing the recently launched Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Both devices will be available in different versions compared to the rest of the world.
Hence, the company is carrying out network tests in order to determine the feasibility of their presence under network carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon. It looks almost certain that the company will be making an entry in 2017. The Xiaomi Mi 5 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 are unlikely to feel like old devices as they came out only recently.
Launched back in April, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is the older of the two and it has all the reasons to remain cautious ahead of the launch. The specifications of the phone like the 5.15-inch screen with full HD resolution do not feel much special, but the price is likely to remain the highlight factor on the Xiaomi Mi 5. It will overcome any other disadvantages, as the phone is expected to retail only for around $300. At this price, there are few phones that can offer a snapdragon 820 processor,16-megapixel camera in the rear, four-megapixel front facing camera, Android Marshmallow experience, and fast charging capabilities using Quick Charge 3.0.
For a phone with only a 5.15-inch screen, it is also surprising that the Xiaomi Mi 5 has a 3000 mAh battery. These specifications are sure to make the Xiaomi Mi 5 quite attractive, but one will have to wait for any differences that the North American version would feature.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has just made it to the Chinese and Indian markets. It has already received a huge response courtesy of its 5.7-inch screen, snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM in the 64 GB model, 6 GB RAM in the 128 GB model, a whopping 22.5-megapixel sensor in the rear, and a front facing eight-megapixel camera. The phone is a true alternative to the Galaxy Note 7 and it is priced at less than half of the now obsolete Samsung device.