12 facts about Xiaomi

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone makers, did not even offer a phone when it started but an operating system. Now, it is among the leading consumer electronics manufacturers. Check out facts about Xiaomi.


  1. Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010.
  2. The full name of the company is Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd. (北京小米科技有限责任公司).
  3. Xiaomi’s products are “Just for fans.”
  4. Xiaomi (小米) means “millet.”
  5. “MI” in the Xiaomi logo stands for “Mobile Internet” and “Mission Impossible.”
  6. Lei Jun is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Xiaomi Group.
  7. Xiaomi Group has over 35,000 full-time employees, of which over 32,000 are in China.
  8. Xiaomi entered 12 technological fields of research and development.
  9. Xiaomi obtained more than 29,000 patents globally.
  10. In 2021, Xiaomi smartphone shipments totaled 191 million units.
    • Xiaomi is the third-largest smartphone brand in the world, with 12.73% of the total market share.
    • In China, Xiaomi is the fifth biggest smartphone brand.
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