News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 03, 2014.
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Xiaomi has made its presence felt this year by putting a considerable thorn into the side of Samsung by taking a chunk of its Android sales in Asia. The Chinese company is going to go after Samsung again in 2015 and the first product to do that will be a new tablet. Of course, Xiaomi already makes a slate, but this device will chart a course for Samsung's market share once again.Xiaomi has become the biggest smartphone vendor in Asia and the third biggest in the world with affordable devices that offer some quality. The company has achieved this in just four years and by making little to no money on device the brand has stolen market share from Samsung. As for Samsung, the Korean company is the biggest tablet vendor on Android just like it was for Smartphones. Xiaomi will not worry about that as the company launches a new budget priced slate with decent mid-range specs. The new device will boast a 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (64-bit), 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage and a 720p screen. Hardly amazing specs, but the new tablet will reportedly cost just $100, so will likely appeal to a great many in the Asian market. Apparently, Xiaomi is trying to do an Apple and get optimum performance despite minimum specs and sources say the new tablet matches the original iPad Mini in terms of performance... not bad for a $100 product. Whether this will find its way to international market remains to be seen, but we are certainly interested to see if this product can actually turn out to be as good as it seems.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.