For the first time ever, Xiaomi took the opportunity to showcase some of its smartphone devices at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show recently held in the Entertainment Capital of the World. By way of a press conference, the Chinese mobile giant debuted a couple of new handsets, but unfortunately, it appears that these new offerings will only be made available in the company’s native homeland, China.
Some may be disappointed that Xiaomi is not yet planning to release devices in the United States mobile market anytime soon, but various industry watchers actually believe that the company is just biding its time, and is content with working out solid foundations before making an aggressive push to enter the highly competitive American market.
Less than a month after the debut of Apple’s latest iPhone 7 models, Xiaomi is unveiling two new flagship devices of its own -- the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus -- and just like Apple, Xiaomi is joining in on the dual camera configuration fun. The newest handsets are, of course, follow ups to the Mi 5 that the Chinese mobile giant officially announced back in February early this year.
This year’s Mobile World Congress held in the city of Barcelona in Spain has officially wrapped up. For those who were busy the last few days and were not able to follow the world’s biggest tech conference focusing on the mobile industry, we are presenting you this summary of the most significant things that happened and the coolest devices that were highlighted during MWC 2016.
US Mobile is no longer just that small mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses T-Mobile’s network. It now has the distinction of being the first wireless carrier in the United States to legitimately carry mobile devices made by Chinese phone makers Xiaomi and Meizu. American mobile carriers may be forgiven for never having heard of both these smartphone brands, but via US Mobile, Xiaomi and Meizu now have an access way into the US market.
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