China's Xiaomi enters French market with all-new Mi MIX 2S, Redmi Note 5
Chinese technology giant Xiaomi Inc. on Tuesday announced its entry into the French market by bringing the all-new Mi MIX 2S and Redmi Note 5, along with a wide range of internet of things (IoT) products, to local customers.
A Xiaomi store. [File Photo: IC]
"We are excited to bring this stunning upgrade of our premium flagship Mi MIX series to France, Xiaomi's latest Western European market," said Donovan Sung, director of Product and Marketing of Xiaomi Global.
"With the dual camera and AI features on Mi MIX 2S, we are showcasing our abilities to push boundaries and be at the forefront of innovation, by making cutting-edge technology accessible to everyone."
"With Redmi Note 5, we are providing our French Mi Fans and consumers with an opportunity of using top-performing smartphones with great camera at unbeatable prices," he added.
Using the latest Sony IMX363 flagship sensor for its dual-camera setup, Mi MIX 2S offers significantly better photos in low light and Dual Pixel technology for super-fast auto focusing. It will be available in two versions: 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB.
"With up to 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM, Mi MIX 2S unleashes the full potential of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for amazing performance," the company said in a statement.
Dubbed the "Camera Beast", Redmi Note 5 "is a photography powerhouse that takes amazing photos anywhere, at any time", thanks to its "flagship-level photography capabilities".
Adding to the two smartphones, Xiaomi's ecosystem IoT and lifestyle products also made their debut in France with Mi Electric Scooter that has award-winning design.
With a single charge, users can travel 30 km and can use their phone as a dashboard by connecting to an application.
Xiaomi's value is about 100 billion U.S. dollars, making it one of the largest technology firms in China. In 2017, Xiaomi's revenue was 114.62 billion yuan (18.33 billion U.S. dollars), up 67.5 percent from 2016.