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Delhi-based Intex Technologies has launched a Rs 150-200-crore fund to invest in startups with a strategic fit, the latest mobile phone maker to do so after Micromax and Xiaomi announced plans to back early-stage startups.

The first investment from the corpus has gone into Rooter, a startup creating a mobile app to enable sports fans to interact live with each other during a match.

Intex Technologies, which owns the Gujarat Lions IPL team and reported revenue of Rs 6,213 crore for 2015-16, plans to invest from its balance sheet primarily in businesses with which it has synergy , such as electronics, apps, mobile phones, human resources and sports.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix was one a kind device thanks to its almost bezel-less display. The device launched in October 2016, has yet to find any parallel in the smartphone world. But it looks like the Chinese smartphone maker is already working on the successor, allegedly called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. The device is expected to be worked on by French designer Phillipe Starck, who also designed the first Xiaomi Mi Mix.

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Xiaomi, after unveiling the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus smartphones, may be gearing to launch another Mi-series smartphone, the Mi Note 2. Additionally, new details have emerged on multiple Xiaomi smartphones including the next flagship Mi 6, Mi 5c, and a mysterious new Xiaomi phone.

There have been several leaks on the Mi Note 2 smartphone already making it to the Internet in recent weeks. If Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun is to be believed, the Mi Note 2 will “have a surprise.” The news was firstreported by a Chinese publication. Some of the purported specifications tipped for the Mi Note 2 include Qualcomm Snapdragon 835; 6GB of RAM; 128GB of inbuilt storage, and a 21-megapixel dual rear camera.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Redmi Note 3 smartphones were introduced back in January this year. These two devices are amongst the best selling Xiaomi-branded smartphones in 2016, and their successors have been leaking out like crazy in the last couple of weeks. The Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 were certified by TENAA (China’s equivalent to the FCC) quite recently, and Xiaomi was expected to introduce both of these phones today, August 25th. Well, the company did just introduce the Redmi Note 4, but there was no mention of the Redmi 4, read on.

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Xiaomi’s latest Android packs lots of features despite the low price.

Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone, the Redmi Note 3 features a metal unibody and fingerprint sensor, both of which are usually reserved for high-end devices.

The fingerprint sensor, located just under the camera, is within easy reach of the index finger, so unlocking the phone is a breeze.

The company says that the sensor only takes 0.3 seconds to read a fingerprint and we have no reason to doubt it as it was very fast

 

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Xiaomi today announced the Redmi 3, an all-metal, 5-inch Android smartphone retailing at about $107 (initially available only in China) that continues its legacy of selling impressive devices at disruptive prices. It comes just six months after the plastic Redmi 2 launched, and sees the battery nearly doubled from 2,200mAh to 4,100mAh. Its larger cousin, the 5.5-inch Redmi Note 3 ($140), wasunveiled in November.

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Xiaomi has announced two devices a couple of days ago, the Redmi Note 3 smartphone, and the Mi Pad 2tablet. The Redmi Note 3 is the first Xiaomi-branded handset to sport a fingerprint scanner, and is a direct successor to the Redmi Note 2 which launched earlier this year. The Mi Pad, on the other hand, is the second-gen Xiaomi tablet, its predecessor was announced back in March 2014. The Mi Pad 2 actually comes in both Android and Windows variants, but keep in mind that the Windows variant will be available in late December.

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The Xiaomi Mi5 never made an appearance at yesterday’s big event, but the long-rumored smartphone still managed to make headlines. Speaking to the press on Tuesday, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun promised the upcoming flagship phone will be “worth the wait” when it finally launches.

Lei added that the device will offer the usual high-end specs and custom software without going into any real detail. He also revealed that the Mi5 is “already in use” internally, though it’s still not ready to launch. However, Xiaomi may shorten its production cycle to release the device sooner than planned.

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Company rolls out slew of new products to take on competition in the home market

An affordable smartphone, a Windows tablet, an air purifier and a 15-minute emotional soul-searching speech by CEO Lei June were Xiaomi Corp’s final offerings for this year.

At a product launch event on Tuesday, Lei, 46, introduced Xiaomi’s first smartphone with finger print scanning capability and a tablet equipped with an

Intel Corp processor and Microsoft Corp’s latest Windows 10 operating system.

Both devices are priced below 1,000 yuan ($156).

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Xiaomi unveiled some new devices on Tuesday in anticipation of the busy holiday shopping season.

Chief among the announcements was the company’s new Redmi Note 3, a new phablet featuring a full metal design, along with a 4,000mAh battery. The China-based company says that the smartphone comes with the Helio X10 processor, has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and offers a fingerprint sensor on the back for security.

Xiaomi says that the device will be available for RMB 899 (about $141) to start, but only in China.

 

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