All the devices will be available from February 22. The smartphones will be available in offline stores as well.
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 5 for the Indian market.
Xiaomi has also announced the Redmi Note 5 Pro:
Xiaomi has also announced the Mi LED TV 4 55-inch for the Indian market.
Xiaomi could be readying itself to launch the modular Mi TV 4 in India on 14th of February.
In what comes as surprising news, Xiaomi could probably be launching their first Television for the Indian market. The company has released a teaser on its social media channels that suggests a TV with ultra-thin frame and is expected to launch the TV on 14th February.
The teaser shows a big glossy display with a neon blue frame, which is a feature of the Mi TV 4. The Mi TV 4 is already available in China and boasts of an ultra-thin narrow-bezel frame. It is equipped with Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound. The Mi TV is a modular television, which means that motherboard and the speakers are housed in a separate unit while the display is a separate unit, which helps Xiaomi achieve an ultra-thin profile. The Mi TV 4 is expected to be available in India in the 65-inch frame size. Expect Xiaomi to price the Mi TV 4 competitively.
Apart from the TV, the company is also expected to launch a new Redmi smartphone. Rumours have been indicating at the company readying to launch the Redmi Note 5 for the Indian market, which is expected to be a repackaged Redmi 5 Plus. Xiaomi is also rumoured to launch a more powerful ‘PRO version’ of the Redmi device at the event. All the Xiaomi products will be unveiled on 14th February. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Xiaomi products.
court ruled that Mi Pad should not be registered as trademark as consumers were likely to be confused by the similarity with iPad.
Apple Inc has succeeded in preventing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc from registering its “Mi Pad” tablet computer as an EU trademark because the name was too similar to Apple’s “iPad”.
The European Union’s second-highest court, the General Court, ruled that Mi Pad should not be registered as a trademark because consumers were likely to be confused by the similarity of the signs.
“The dissimilarity between the signs at issue, resulting from the presence of the additional letter ‘m’ at the beginning of ”Mi Pad“, is not sufficient to offset the high degree of visual and phonetic similarity between the two signs,” the Court said in a statement.
Xiaomi filed an application in 2014 with the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to register Mi Pad as an EU trademark.
Apple subsequently lodged a complaint that the EUIPO upheld in 2016 on the grounds that consumers would think Mi Pad was a variation on Apple’s iPad trademark.
The court agreed with the EUIPO’s decision and said English-speaking consumers were likely to understand the prefix “mi” as meaning “my” and therefore pronounce the “i” of Mi Pad and iPad in the same way.
Xiaomi can appeal against the ruling at the EU’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The next generation of Redmi devices will come with taller 18:9 display and reduced bezels.
Xiaomi’s next generation of Redmi 5 devices are on their way. In a Twitter post, its director of product management Donovan Sung has just shown off the devices named Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. The pictures suggest considerably reduced bezels and a taller aspect ratio, presumably 18:9 which is in line with recent releases from other smartphone makers. The devices will be formally unveiled on 7th December at China.
While the Redmi range isn’t the flagship line of the Chinese maker, it does contribute significant numbers to its sales and it's especially important in price sensitive market like India.The Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 are the two most popular phones in the country right now, according to an IDC report which has put Xiaomi just behind Samsung to claim the title of most selling smartphone brand.
Sung hasn’t revealed any information about pricing though. For comparison’s sake, the Redmi 4 pricing starts at Rs 6,999 in India, which gets you a phone with a metal build, a fingerprint sensor, a 5-inch 720p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, a 13MP camera, and a 4100mAh battery.
We expect Xiaomi to continue its aggressive pricing stance for the foreseeable future and price these devices competitively. Stay tuned for coverage when they're revealed in full on December 7th.