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Xiaomi Boasts 15 Million MI2 Smartphones Sold

by Jacob Kleinman | February 27, 2014February 27, 2014 7:00 pm PDT


Xiaomi had a bit of good news to share today, announcing it has sold 15 million units of its MI2 smartphone series, up from the roughly 10 million units it had sold back in September. The Chinese smartphone company celebrated the news with a promotion, dropping the price on its MI2s device to celebrate the milestone, Engadget China reports.

The 8-megapixel MI2s with 16GB of storage now costs just $210 (down from $280). The new price drop doesn’t apply to higher end versions of the MI2s however. A 32GB 13-megapixel variant is holding steady at $290. Meanwhile, the newer M13 starts at $330—still a great deal compared to the average smartphone in the U.S. and most of the world.

Xiaomi has been expanding rapidly in China, but still hasn’t made any moves towards becoming a global brand. The company poached Google’s Hugo Barra last year with plans to push into new markets, but we haven’t heard much from the ex-Android exec since then. We’re not expecting the first MI handset to launch in the U.S. anytime soon, but we’re curious to see what Barra’s been up to over the past few months.

Engadget China

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...