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Xiaomi just announced a bunch of new products

Xiaomi celebrated its fifth birthday in style this week with another product launch, unveiling not just one but five new products ranging from new phones to a smart bathroom scale.

The new smartphone, dubbed the Redmi 2a, packs a 4.7-inch 720p display, a 2,200mAh battery, a quad-core Cortex A7 processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. It costs 599 RMB (roughly $96), though Chinese shoppers can pick one up on April 8—Xiaomi’s actual birthday—for just 499 RMB. The company also announced a pink version of its popular Mi Note, which costs RMB 2499 ($400) and comes with a free power brick.

Xiaomi also introduced a 55-inch Mi TV. It’s a 4K monster starting at RMB 4,999 ($806) and comes with a Bluetooth subwoofer and soundbar speaker. It’s also thinner than the previous 49-inch model at just 15.2mm with a 6mm bezel.

Finally, the company announced its own Mi-branded smart scale and power strip. The scale, which costs just RMB 99 (roughly $16), connects to the Mi Fit app and is capable of tracking up to 16 people at once. The power strip features three USB ports with quick charging built in, three outlets and a power indicator light.

It’s possible either of those last two gadgets could end up in Xiaomi’s upcoming U.S. online store, which is set to offer battery packs, fitness bands and other non-phone gadgets. As for the new smartphones, we don’t expect either to arrive in the United States anytime soon.


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...

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