Based in China; But Xiaomi, which dominates many markets, owes its success undoubtedly to the Mi series. The company, whose establishment we told about yesterday, introduced its first phone in August 2011 under the name Mi 1. The manufacturer, diversifying its Mi series every year since then, made the Mi 11 model official with its launch yesterday. Well, have you wondered how the Xiaomi Mi series, which has been in our lives for 9 years, has developed? Here is the adventure of Xiaomi Mi series, which started with Mi 1 and is likely to continue for many years!


Smartphone Adventure Begins With Mi 1

Introducing the first smartphone about a year after its establishment, Xiaomi, under the command of Lei Jun, also announced MIUI with this phone. The phone, which was introduced with very successful features based on its period, achieved an incredible success in its first online sale. Xiaomi Mi 1, which sold 300 thousand units in 5 minutes, has done a tremendous job as the company’s first phone. Apart from hardware and MIUI, the biggest factor that made this success come true was the price policy. So much so that the dual-core Snapdragon S3 chip running at 1.5GHz, a 4-inch screen with 245 ppi density, and with ambitious features such as 1GB RAM and providing very close performance with the Galaxy S2, the Mi 1 was sold at half the price of the Galaxy S2. Think about it, a device that can compete with the Galaxy Note 20 is sold for half the price of the Note 20. We are sure that in such a situation many people will pay attention to this cheap phone. Before I forget, the price of the Mi 1 at that time was about $ 300.

Xiaomi Mi 2; Same Price, Few Clicks More

When we came to 2012, Xiaomi made its second phone official. Xiaomi Mi 2 came with a more powerful chip, a more successful and larger screen, and 2GB of RAM. It was also cited as a competitor to the iPhone 4s. The price was the same as the Mi 1 introduced in the previous year.

Mi 2 Not A Single Left, Mi 2S and Mi 3 Introduced After One Year

The company, which remained silent until 2013 after the Mi 2 introduced in 2012, introduced the Mi 2S and Mi 3 models in 2013. Continuing the policy applied in the previous two devices, Xiaomi both introduced much more powerful phones and kept the price at $ 300. The Mi 2s comes with a new version of MIUI and was home to one of the successful chips of its time, the Snapdragon 600; However, the advantages of the device are not limited to these. So much so that this model is described as the legend of the company. This phone, introduced with MIUI 4, received updates up to MIUI 9 and ran many current applications.

The Chinese star, who introduced the Mi 3 model in the same year, managed to surpass himself in this model. The phone featured a 5.0 inch FHD + resolution display, quad-core Snapdragon 800, 13MP rear camera, 2GB RAM and 16GB / 64GB storage. It also accompanied the device with a 3.050 mAh battery. As you can imagine, the price was enormous. The company also offered this model to the market for $ 300; However, the phone was criticized by people because the material quality was lower class and came with a design that resembled Lumia devices of the period.

Another Legend Was Mi 4

The design and material exam of the Mi 3 showed the company the factors that were at least as important as the hardware. Just focusing on the hardware would get so far. In response to this situation, Xiaomi, which introduced the Mi 4 model in 2014, also introduced its first metal case phone. This had a very positive effect on sales.

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Also Mi 4; It attracted attention with successful features such as a 5.0 inch FHD + resolution display, Snapdragon 801 chip, Android 4.4.3, 16GB / 64GB storage, 2GB / 3GB RAM, 3.080 mAh battery.

The Company Passed 2015, And Mi 5 Announced In 2016

The Chinese company, which did not add variety to the Mi series in 2015, also entered the Redmi series this year. When it came to 2016, it introduced one of the most popular models. Xiaomi Mi 5; It became one of the most comprehensive models of the company with innovations such as ceramic back cover, home button and fingerprint sensor. The phone, which was the flagship of its time with the Snapdragon 820, was also offered for sale with a great price tag of about $ 300. So, it was intended to be put up for sale; however, sales of the phone were delayed by about eight months, which gave Xiaomi fans “What’s going on?” he had said. At the same time, this device brought devices such as Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 5 Pro, Mi 5 Prime.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Was Complete Unlike Others

By 2017, Xiaomi, which is now the master of its business, has surpassed itself on both the material side and the hardware side. Introduced in April of the year, the Mi 6 presented the dual camera setup, glass back cover, metal case, perhaps the most powerful chip of the period (Snapdragon 835), and a very successful price. The phone, which is also assertive with 4GB / 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage options, had 3.350 mAh battery power with 18W fast charging support. The price of the device was around $ 333.

Mi 7 Skipped, Mi 8 Designally Like iPhone

The company, which is described as the “Apple of China” with the MIUI interface, confirmed these statements with the Mi 8 model. Introduced at the end of 2017 and bringing a new breath to the smartphone industry, the iPhone X inspired many manufacturers with its notched design. Xiaomi will also be inspired by this model in the Mi 8 model, which resembles the series to its competitors in design, with its notched structure, rear camera setup and interface. The Mi 8, powered by Snapdragon 845, one of the most ambitious chip of the period, included the infrared face recognition system on the iPhone X to the Android ecosystem. At the same time, the screen of the phone was based on Super AMOLED. This was an indispensable innovation for the Mi series.

And Mi 9 Introduced In 2019, The Company Boasts Its First Time Camera

In 2019, Xiaomi, which became popular in our country with its affordable models and Mi series, introduced the Mi 9 model with three cameras on the back. On the back of the phone, in addition to the main camera, there was a secondary camera with an ultra wide angle. The surprise was the extra telephoto lens on the back. The manufacturer, who was so ambitious on the camera side for the first time and expressed this at the launch, also participated in DxOMark tests with the new Mi. Xiaomi Mi 9 received 107 points in DxOMark and became the third best phone in its time. At the same time, this model, like the others, was powered by the best of its time. Coming with the Snapdragon 855, the admiral also experienced the biggest trouble on the battery side. Coming with a battery with a capacity of 3300 mAh, Mi 9 caused trouble to many users.

The Year 2020 Hosted Two “Mi” s; Mi 10 and Mi 11

Finally, the manufacturer, which entered the year 2020, spent its 9th year with plenty of models. The company, which has expanded its Mi series as well as many entry and mid-segment devices, introduced the Mi 10 in the first quarter of the year and the Mi 11 in the last days.

The company, which adopted the waterfall screen structure in the Mi 10 model, offered 8GB / 12GB RAM and 128GB / 256GB storage options to the users. The phone, which has many high-end features such as Super AMOLED screen with 90Hz scanning speed, 108MP resolution camera, Snapdragon 865 chip, fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen, 4.780 mAh battery with 30W fast charge support, has also been updated with 5G support.

The Mi 11, which was introduced a few days ago, triggered the “multi-camera” layout that the industry is used to, albeit small. Coming with two large sensors and a small sensor, the phone is the strongest in the market with a high-end display and a high-end chip. The phone, which comes with a 6.81-inch 2K resolution AMOLED-based screen with 1 billion colors and 120Hz scanning speed, is powered by the Snapdragon 888 with a 5nm production process. In this context, it is the first phone in the industry. The phone, which is the favorite of the market with its 108MP camera, 4.600 mAh battery with 55W fast charging support and Android 11, is at the top of the Mi series.

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That’s how the Xiaomi Mi Series evolved. Promising high hardware at an affordable price, collecting good memories for millions of people, expensive; but one of the cheapest of indispensable toys …


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