Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi revealed the number of smartphones it sold in the second quarter of the calendar year 2017. Lei Jun, who is serving as the chief executive officer at Xiaomi, announced that the company sold 23.16 million handsets globally in the said timeframe. The announcement came right after today’s meeting, revealing 70 percent increase from the previous chapter. During the meeting, Lei Jun revealed that the Chinese company has been investing more on R&D since last two years, and these efforts are bringing positive results to the table. Some of the topics mentioned during the meeting were Xiaomi’s first mobile SoC Surge 1.
Some other topics discussed during the meeting were Xiaomi’s improvements in terms of camera, display, and battery. Although there was a mention of the company’s this year’s flagship Mi 6 and its camera capabilities, the company did not reveal much with regards to its launch in India. Earlier, there were reports hinting Xiaomi’s plans to release Mi 6 in India sometime later this month (July 2017). It has been over a year since the company announced Mi 5 (Review), their last flagship smartphone launched in India. Although the Mi 5s and Mi 5s Plus were later unveiled in 2016, neither of the devices made it outside of China. Hopefully, the Mi6 will not follow that trend and make its way to India sooner than later.
Xiaomi applied for 7,071 patents in the calendar year 2016. Out of 2,895 patents that were granted, half the of them are international. Lei Jun also said they will be expanding the R&D department to strengthen the company’s innovation capabilities. In 2017, Xiaomi is eyeing 100 billion Yuan revenue.