Xiaomi is a Chinese electronics company, that makes smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, and related consumer electronics. The company’s product range includes Mi and Redmi smartphones, Mi TVs and set-top boxes, Mi routers, Mi scooters, and Mi Ecosystem products including smart home products, wearables and other accessories.

Here are some interesting yet less known facts about Xiaomi.

Company Name: Xiaomi Inc, headquarters in Beijing 


Founded Year: 6 April 2010; 8 years ago

  1. 8 years ago, Xiaomi was founded by a Chinese serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who is also the CEO of the company. (S)
  2. The “MI” logo of Xiaomi stands for “Mobile Internet”. (S)
  3. On April 8, 2015, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had received the Guinness World Records certificate for selling over 2 million mobile phones within 24 hours through its direct-to-customer website Mi.com. (S)
  4. In 2012 (just two years after the inception), Xiaomi’s annual sales had exceeded US$1 billion for the first time. (S)
  5. In 2014, Xiaomi became the number #1 smartphone company in mainland China by unit shipments, according to IDC. (S)
  6. For the first time in 2014, Xiaomi had clocked over US$10 billion in annual revenue,  which is the fastest in the history, according to iResearch. (S)
  7. In 2015, the number of monthly active users (MAUs) of MIUI (MI User Interface) had exceeded 100 million. (S)
  8. The number of monthly active MIUI (MI User Interface) users has reached approx. 190 million as of March 2018. (S)
  9. As of March 31, 2018, over 1.4 million users have more than five connected Xiaomi products (excluding smartphones and laptops). (S)
  10. In just three and half years after entering in Indian market, Xiaomi became the number #1 smartphone company by unit shipments in Q4 2017. (S)
  11. A photo of two heavy men sitting on a Xiaomi packaging box was widely spread through China Social Medias. (S)
  12. In Q1 2018, Xiaomi has sold over 9 million handsets in India, giving it a market share of 31%. (S)
  13. Xiaomi has sold over 1 million smartphones in India in just 2 days during the festive season in September 2017. (S)
  14. In Q4 2017, Xiaomi has registered a mind-blowing year-over-year growth of 96.9%, with 28.1 million units shipped, globally. (S)
  15. In Q4 2017, Xiaomi has leapfrogged Samsung for the first time in India, with 8.2 million units of smartphone sold. (S)
  16. The unprecedented sales of Xiaomi Redmi 5A (5.4 million) made it the world’s most selling Android smartphone in Q1 2018, beating Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. (S)
  17. With 27 million units of smartphone shipments in Q1 2018, Xiaomi has become the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer. (S)
  18. Xiaomi is expected to go public this year, with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of $10 billion. (S)

The above list is a part of Dazeinfo DFacts, where we bring you carefully curated and validated facts and figures of all technology companies worldwide.

Last Updated: 9 June 2018