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Xiaomi to make a beast of a phone in 2016 to crush samsung?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Capo Dei Capi, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    Well Samsung has finally decided to copy Apple and fuck over its users by making the Galaxy Note 5 to have a non removable battery which they also downgraded to 3,000Mah from 3,200Mah and they removed the microsd slot. The microsd and removable battery was one of the main selling features of the samsung galaxy series over the iphone now its just the software.

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/3-reasons-android-fans-already-complaining-galaxy-note-202438796.html

    Xiaomi was founded in 2010, released their first smartphone in 2011 and last year they sold 60 million smartphones. Starting in Dec. 2014 they started getting investors, and even Ratan Tata one of the best Indian businessmen invested in Xiaomi a few months ago.

    Right now they are targeting the lower end market but it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect a high end premium phone to rival the Galaxy Note series with even better features such as dual sim cards.
    http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/13/first-to-the-august-phablet-launch-punch/
     
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    Xiaomi also has flagship models, currenty Mi4 (snapdgragon 801, 3GB ram, full hd ect), but Mi 5 is expected to be launched soon.

    Currently these are priced $300-400, which is significantly less than Samsung flagships. Also, they're "inspired" by Apple's designs, so they are prettier than Samsung for sure. I definitely expect they will become bigger players, but it will probably take few more years to crush Samsung.
     
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    I personally never though Samsung had any class. I'm far from an Apple fanboy but when it comes to design, they can't be beaten. HTC also make some nice looking phones.
     
  6. Capo Dei Capi

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    I'm probably estimating too early, it just that they've grown so insanely fast compared to well established brands.
     
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    I thought they were banned in India, or was it a temp ban?
     
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    They are not banned in India. In fact, they have just started manufacturing phones in India.
    Also, Xiaomi is not just a phone company, they are a products company and have launched
    a number of products including fitness tracker and water purifier.

    They can be the next Apple.
     
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    Apple Fanboys are afraid of how much xiaomi has grown so much, they think they aren't even close of a threat to Apple, but the reality is that they are. They are set to go on sale next month in Africa which is the worlds fastest growing region for smartphone purchases.

    http://bgr.com/2015/08/22/xiaomi-apple-competition-threat-china/


    http://www.forbes.com/sites/tobyshapshak/2015/08/21/exclusive-xiaomi-the-china-of-apple-will-launch-in-africa-in-sept/
     
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    It wont happen trust me
     
  11. Capo Dei Capi

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    It can, they are doing great for a 5 year old company, they are focusing on China,India and Africa which are the fastest growing regions. They don't even have to worry about the European Market or American market for a long time while they gain market share in developing nations.
     
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    for me samsung alwyas the best smartphone .
     
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    sory double post ..for me samsung always be the best smartphone in rest of world.
     
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    They can be. And with their marketing plan they are wise. They are targeting LARGE countries even if those are Tier 3 countries they can still make bank and get on consumers. Unlike Samsung whose just copying apple and not innovating and creating own idea's for their phones.
     
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    Xiaomi plan:

    1. Introduce cheap phone and penetrate the market with cheap prices
    2. Get recognized as a brand
    3. Introduce a beast of a phone
    4. ????
    5. Profit

    Penetration pricing works miracles if used correctly.
     
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    well both are manufactured in China for sure, but as an Asian, I know many people like me do not and will not fancy of China brand products especially electronics. So I strongly believe XM cant beat SS
     
  17. Capo Dei Capi

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    Whats wrong with Chinese brands?
     
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    How do you know they are already starting to cut back features such as a microsd slot.
     
  19. VinceC

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    Nothing wrong with Chinese brand, btw I am a Chinese. Just like why Taiwan and Hk Chinese majority of them do not like PRC.
     
  20. Capo Dei Capi

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    If they can get a better product for a lower price they will still buy it. People all over the world make nationalistic claims yet when it comes time to actually spending money they will choose the lower priced products.