Xiaomi has unveiled a number of new products at the Lei Jun Annual Speech | Xiaomi Launch 2023. This highly anticipated event, hosted at the China National Convention Center, brought forth an impressive lineup, ranging from cutting-edge smartphones to the fascinating world of robotics, reflecting Xiaomi’s steadfast commitment to innovation and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
The annual event took center stage in Beijing, marking the launch of Xiaomi’s newest offerings that promise to redefine the tech landscape. Amidst a flurry of excitement, Xiaomi introduced the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3, Xiaomi Pad 6 Max 14″, Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro, Redmi K60 Ultra, and the star of the robotic show, CyberDog 2.
The heart of the event, however, wasn’t just about product launches; it was about Xiaomi’s bold vision for the future. Under the leadership of Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group, the company unveiled an upgraded technology strategy driven by a core philosophy: “to continuously invest in technologies that will benefit humanity.” This philosophy encapsulates a long-term commitment to technology, innovation, and the betterment of human lives.
Xiaomi’s Path to Technological Greatness
Xiaomi laid out a strategic roadmap that emphasizes four key paths and principles to enhance their technological prowess:
- Deep Cultivation of Underlying Technology: Xiaomi’s commitment to continuous innovation and improvement of core technologies.
- Long-term Investment: A focus on sustained investment that fosters core competitiveness and positions Xiaomi as a true technology powerhouse.
- Deep Integration of Hardware and Software, Empowered by AI: Leveraging the synergies between hardware, software, and artificial intelligence to deliver seamless user experiences.
- Being Technology-Oriented: A steadfast dedication to putting technology at the forefront of Xiaomi’s endeavors.
Xiaomi’s journey of innovation has been propelled by its substantial investment in research and development (R&D). With a staggering compound annual growth rate of 38.4% over the last six years, Xiaomi is poised to invest over RMB 20 billion in R&D in 2023 and a colossal RMB 100 billion in the next five years (2022-2026). This investment has catalyzed a series of technological breakthroughs across various product categories.
Xiaomi MIX Fold 3
At the forefront of Xiaomi’s unveiling was the Xiaomi MIX Fold 3, a foldable flagship smartphone that redefines industry standards. This device combines a slim and lightweight design with unparalleled imaging capabilities, performance, and reliability. With its proprietary hinge technology, Xiaomi has managed to create a device that’s not just sleek, but also remarkably durable.
The Xiaomi MIX Fold 3 boasts a quad-camera system, co-engineered with Leica, providing users with an expansive range of focal lengths and exceptional imaging performance. Furthermore, the smartphone addresses battery life challenges with innovative solutions, including a dual Xiaomi Surge battery structure and power-efficient display technologies.
Amidst the technological marvels was the charismatic CyberDog 2, a bio-inspired quadruped robot that demonstrates Xiaomi’s advancements in robotics. Weighing in at a mere 8.9kg, this robotic marvel showcases enhanced mobility and lifelike behavior. Equipped with advanced sensing capabilities and an open-source approach, CyberDog 2 beckons developers to explore its potential and contribute to the realm of bio-inspired robotics.