Xiaomi is gearing to launch a new OLED TV model and today the model described as Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 75-inch has obtained Bluetooth SIG certification. Unfortunately, Bluetooth SIG certification isn’t very revealing and it only confirms the availability of a Bluetooth 5.0 standard. However, it serves as proof that the device will hit the market very soon. Xiaomi is keeping a low profile about its new smart TV, but there’s still time for a last-minute launch in 2020. If this isn’t the case, the company is also preparing a massive event, probably for January, where it will reveal the Mi 11 series.
In 2020, we can say that the company has served well the enthusiasts of its TV range. The company launched a set of impressive TVs like the Mi TV LUX OLED Transparent edition. This model stands as the world’s first mass-produced transparent OLED television. The OLED panel is fully transparent and gives the appearance of a clear window when off and makes the images appear floating when turned on. It’s the perfect TV for all technology enthusiasts that want a feeling of the future right now.
We expect the new Mi TV Q1 75-inch to come as a premium smart TV model. However, we’re not betting on a separate launch for it. We expect other models and sizes to appear as well. For now, everything we need to wait for more details.
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Xiaomi is breaking records in the TV, Smartphone, and AIoT products range
Xiaomi currently sits as one of the top companies in the range of smartphones and TVs. According to recent data, the company shipped a total of 46.6 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2020. The company’s total revenue grew to CNY 72.2 billion which is around $10.9 billion. This is up by 34.5% if we compared it with the last year’s result. The company is also achieving good numbers for its AIoT range. Thi range increased its revenue to CNY 18.1 billion ($2.7 billion) which is a 16.1% growth from Q3 2019.
The company wants to hit Apple in 2021
According to recent reports, Xiaomi increasing production orders for smartphones; and is also in talks with suppliers to order components for at least 240 million phones. For the company, the next year should be a record one.
Xiaomi intends to take second place in smartphone shipments next year, completely ahead of Apple and Huawei. However, analysts are preparing a grim scenario for Huawei next year; according to which it could get out of the top five most successful manufacturers. At its peak, Huawei managed to ship 240.6 million smartphones in 2019.
The Nikkei post also states that Xiaomi has told its suppliers that ideally, the company wants to ship 300 million units of smartphones next year. However, analysts do not believe this is doable. In any case, at such a pace, Xiaomi will have a chance in the very near future to compete with Samsung for leadership in this market.