Xiaomi Celebrates Its 5th Birthday With 5 Launches: Pink Phablet, Connected Weighing Scale

Xiaomi turns 5 on April 6 and to celebrate its coming-of-age has announced the launch of five new products in its home market of China.
Mi Note
Pink Mi Note
The company has launched a special edition of its flagship phablet Mi Note that comes in pink. The device is equipped with the standard 5.7-inch display, 4G connectivity and 16GB of onboard storage. The Mi Note special edition will also ship with a 5,000mAh battery pack for 2,499 Yuan (approx $400).
Mi Smart Scale
Mi Smart Scale
In its pursuit to build an entire ecosystem of devices that revolve around its smartphones, Xiaomi has launched a connected weighing scale. The device pairs to a smartphone through bluetooth and tracks a user’s weight and BMI, sharing it with the Mi Fit app. The weighing scale ships for 99 Yuan (approx $16).
Redmi 2A
Redmi 2A
The second smartphone the company unveiled was the Redmi 2A, which is a more powerful version of its new low-cost Redmi 2 smartphone. The devices packs a Cortex A7 4+1-core 1.5GHz CPU and ships for 599 Yuan (approx $100).
Mi TV 2 (55-inch)
Mi TV 2
Xiaomi also announced a larger 55-inch variant of its 4K ready Mi TV 2 smart television. The device will ship along with a wireless 8-speaker soundbar and an aluminum sub for 4,999 Yuan (approx $800).
Mi Power Strip
Mi Power Strip
The Mi Power Strip comes with three power ports and three USB sockets (2A) allowing users to charge their smartphones as well as tablets. Safety mechanisms include overload protection and child-proof internal shutters for the sockets. The Power Strip ships for 49 Yuan (approx $8).
While it isn’t clear if all the devices will make their way out of China, the company has already confirmed the launch of the more powerful Redmi 2A in India. Now what’s to be seen is how the company prices it here.
Xiaomi has gone from nothing to being the world’s most valuable startup (currently valued at $46 billion) in just 5 short years. Despite taking on big guns like Samsung and Apple, the company seems to have mastered the art of keeping consumers at the edge of their seats when it comes to launching new products.
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