When Xiaomi started manufacturing smartphones in 2011, nobody (save for the company’s creators and investors) really paid extra attention to the company. At that time, I’m sure Xiaomi appeared to many as “one of those numerous smartphone manufacturing companies that are created in China every day”. Fast forward to October 2016, nay, to this present day, Xiaomi is on the lips of everyone who is fascinated by these portable computers called smartphones, largely due to the recent launch of the Xiaomi Mi MIX.
What many don’t know is that Xiaomi has gone far past manufacturing just smartphones; the Chinese company manufactures just about any smart home product you can think of – from smart robotic vacuum cleaners to wifi routers to VR headsets to quadcopters….the list is really long. Xiaomi even has a Mi Home Store in China (with plans to expand to other countries) where you can find some stock to turn your home into a smart home.
Xiaomi makes a lot of devices monthly, but the major attention is on its smartphones and smart televisions. If you’re a lover of Xiaomi products, or you’ve been looking for devices to turn your home into a smart home, here are all the latest Xiaomi devices you can buy.
All the latest Xiaomi devices
Latest Xiaomi Smartphones
Smartphones are what made Xiaomi popular, so we’re going to take a look at the latest Xiaomi smartphones first.
The latest Xiaomi smartphones are the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Xiaomi Mi MIX. Though both smartphones pack high-end specs peculiar to flagship devices, the Mi Note 2 is Xiaomi’s official flagship of the year 2016, while the Mi MIX is a concept bezel-less smartphone that has managed to get everyone talking.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is a high-end phablet with a 5.7-inch FHD OLED display and 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by a Quad-core 64-bit 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 processor and Adreno 530 GPU. It packs a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology which allows you to charge up to 83% in just 30 minutes. The smartphone sports a 22.5MP rear camera with EIS, Dual-tone LED flash & 4K video recording, while at the front there is an 8MP Autofocus selfie shooter with 76-degree FOV.
The Xiaomi Note 2 is available in China in 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM (costs $410) and 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM (costs $486), and a Global Edition with 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM and support for 37 4G LTE network bands (costs $516).
The Xiaomi Mi MIX has a 6.4-inch FHD display with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and comes in 4GB RAM / 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM / 256GB ROM variants, the latter being a Special Edition with 18k carat gold finish on the frame, rear camera & fingerprint sensor. The highlights of the device are the ultrasonic proximity sensor, earpiece and front camera. The lower variant costs $766 while the higher variant costs $889.
Prior to the release of the above two devices, the latest Xiaomi smartphones were the Xiaomi Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus. The highlights of the Xiaomi Mi 5s are a 5.7-inch FHD display with 2.5D Arc screen, Dual rear cameras with Dual-tone LED flash, Snapdragon 821 processor/Adreno 430 GPU, 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM, and 3800mAh battery. It’s available on Gearbest for $382.
The Mi 5s on the other hand sports a 5.2-inch FHD display, 12MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front camera, 3100mAh battery, Snapdragon 821 processor and 3GB RAM / 64GB ROM. It’s available for $336 on Gearbest.
There is the mid-range Redmi 3S with a 5-inch HD display, Octa-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM, 13MP rear camera & 5MP front camera, fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE connectivity and 4100mAh Li-Po battery which costs just $148 on Gearbest.
The Redmi Pro is larger with a 5.5-inch FHD 2.5D Arc display, 4GB RAM & 128GB ROM, Deca-core 2.5GHz MediaTek Helio X25 processor with Mali T880 GPU, Dual Rear 13MP cameras with LED Flash and 5MP front camera, 4G LTE connectivity and 4050mAh Li-Po battery. It is available for $235 on Gearbest.
Let’s not forget the Redmi Note 3 Pro which debuted with a 5.5-inch FHD display, 64-bit Hexa-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 650 processor, 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM (expandable to 128GB), 4G network connectivity, 16MP Autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, and a 4000mAh Li-Po battery. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and costs $159 on Gearbest.
Succeeding that is the Redmi Note 4 which also has a 5.5-inch FHD display, Deca-core 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 3GB RAM / 64GB ROM, sports a 13MP rear camera, supports 4G connectivity, packs a 4100mAh Li-Po battery and costs $215 on Gearbest.
Last on our list of latest Xiaomi smartphones you can buy is the Xiaomi Mi Max Phablet which comes with a 6.44-inch Full HD 2.5D-arced display, 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM, a monster 4850mAh battery, 1.8GHz Hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, 16MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and 4G LTE network connectivity. It costs $217 on Gearbest.
Latest Xiaomi Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets
There are two latest Xiaomi VR Headsets. The first is a low-end model (without a remote controller) called the Xiaomi Mi VR Play, which is compatible with smartphones of a size between 4.7 inches and 5.7 inches, has an FOV 0f 93 degrees and an FOV range of 90 to 110 degrees, and has a support for content up to 2K resolution. It’s available on Gearbest for just $13.
The second is a high-end model which comes with all the features of the low-end model, a Remote Controller, focus adjustment, Bluetooth 4.0, and a USB Type-C port. It os compatible with smartphones of a screen size between 5 inches and 5.7 inches, and is on presale on Gearbest for $73.99.
Latest Xiaomi Powerbanks
Recently, Xiaomi claimed they’ve sold more than 10 million powerbanks, and that is because their powerbanks are of high quality. Xiaomi powerbanks are available in different battery capacities and colours.
The latest is the Xiaomi Mi Powerbank Pro with a 10000mAh Li-Po battery capacity, Fast charging, protection mechanisms and a USB Type-C port which can be used with older devices via a special adapter included in its package. There’s also the Mi Power Bank which is available in 20000mAh (which can charge the iPhone 6 up to 7 times, and the new MacBook up to 1.2 times), 16000mAh (with two USB Type-A ports for charging other devices, a micro-USB port for charging itself, and four LED indication lights), 10400mAh (which can charge an iPhone 5s up to 4.5 times), 10000mAh and 5000mAh battery capacities.
There’s also the Xiaomi Mi Powerbank 2 with 10000mAh Li-Po battery capacity and two-way fast charging. Lastly, there’s the not-so-popular 10000mAh ZMI Powerbank and the spectacular 7800mAh ZMI Power Bank which can also function as a 3G/4G Modem and WiFi transmitter.
Latest Xiaomi Laptops & Notebooks
Xiaomi unveiled its first-ever laptop(s) around the middle of this year to take on the Apple MacBook Air, as indicated by its name; the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air.
It’s available in two models; the Mi Notebook Air 12 with a 12.5-inch Full HD display, Dual-core Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor/Intel HD Graphics 515, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, 5000mAh battery with 9 hours of battery life and front 1MP camera which goes for $580 on Gearbest, and the Mi Notebook Air 13 with a 13.3-inch Full HD display, Dual-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 6200u processor/Dedicated 1GB Geforce Graphics Card, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 5400mAh battery with 11.5 hours of battery life and front 1.3MP camera which goes for $900 on Gearbest.
Latest Xiaomi Tablets
Tablets are not really a thing with Xiaomi, but I think they dived into the sector to get some of the market share. There are two latest Xiaomi tablets: the Xiaomi Mi Pad with a 7.9-inch IPS Retina display, Nvidia Tegra processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB/64GB ROM variants, USB OTG, a 6700mAh battery, and Android/Windows OS; and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 with a 7.9-inch IPS Retina display, Quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB/64GB ROM variants, 6190mAh Li-Po battery, USB Type-C, 8MP/5MP rear/front cameras with HD video recording and Android 5.1 OS, which is available for $249 on Gearbest.
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Latest Xiaomi TV Boxes
The Xiaomi Mi Box was recently launched in the U.S. (Xiaomi’s first product launch in the U.S.!) with mouth-watering features like a 2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU with Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM / 8GB ROM, Android 6.0 operating system and support for Google Cast & 5G (!) network bands. It’s expected to carry a price tag of $69 when available.
There’s also the Mi TV Box 3 with Android 5.1, Hexa-core Cortex-A72 processor, dual-band WiFi, 2GB RAM / 8GB ROM and 2 x AAA batteries which goes for around $78 on Gearbest.
For the budget buyers, the original Xiaomi Original MIUI TV Box with 1GB RAM / 4GB ROM, Quad-core MT8685 processor and dual-band WiFi is still available on Gearbest for $43.50.
Latest Xiaomi Televisions and Smart TVs
Xiaomi has made a handful of television sets and smart TVs, with the most popular and latest one being the Xiaomi Mi TV 3S 65-inch Smart TV (Xiaomi’s smart TVs have an “s” after their names) which comes with a 65-inch screen with 4K resolution, 6M60 professional image processing chip + MEMC motion picture compensation technology, 2GB of DDR3 Triple Channel RAM, 8GB of eMMC 5.0 internal storage, dual band Wi-Fi, three different HDMI ports, a USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports, Dolby / DTS Double decoding audio system, separate subwoofer, and a host of other advanced features.
The Xiaomi Mi TV 3S is also available in smaller screen configurations including 55 inches and 43 inches. There is also the Mi TV 3 series with a larger 70-inch variant, and other screen configurations including 60 inches and 55 inches.
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Latest Xiaomi Smartwatches and Wearables
The latest and trending wearable device from Xiaomi now is the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 which comes with several advanced features like an OLED display which eliminates the need for a smartphone to use the device, ability to unlock your smartphone with the device and lots more. There was a time you could purchase the Mi Band 2 on Gearbest for around $25.
Xiaomi also has smartwatches, but they are mainly for children.
Latest Xiaomi Camera & Photography Devices
Xiaomi’s latest camera device is the Yi Dome Camera which can record indoors in HD resolution whenever and however you want it to. This is similar to the Yi Smart Home camera, only that the latter us bigger and can be more easily noticed than the former.
There’s also the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera series which are designed for day-to-day photography purposes and can be used in any condition. The latest in this series, the Yi Action Camera 2 is capable of recording 4K videos and comes with a 1400mAh battery which offers 120 minutes of continuous battery life. It has a 2.19-inch LCD touch screen display which is protected by Gorilla Glass and displays every information you want it to. It packs an Ambarella A9SE75 master chip for seamless operations and offers enhanced connectivity with dual band 5GHz WiFi.
That’s not all. We still have the Xiaomi Yi M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera which can be used for professional photography, and the Xiaomi Yi Car WiFi DVR Camera which is specially designed for all car enthusiasts.
Other Xiaomi Devices you can buy
Apart from the above listed devices, Xiaomi manufactures and sells a lot of other smart devices, especially for home use, and they are so numerous that it would be practically impossible for me to list them all here.
Just think of anything in your home that can be turned to a smart device, and you would find it in Xiaomi’s inventory; WiFi Routers, Drones, Pillow, Robots, LED Light Strips, Bicycles, Air Purifiers, Mosquito Repeller, Rice cookers, Water purifiers, and even clothes. Once you can think of it, Xiaomi has already made it.
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Which of these latest Xiaomi devices are you using? How has the experience been? Share your thoughts in the comments section.