Xiaomi designs and sells smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, and apps. Since its launch in Beijing 2010, the company has gone on to become one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, challenging Apple and Samsung for market share, particularly in China and Southeast Asia. 


Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun shows off the company's new Mi Notebook Air laptop, and Redmi Pro smartphone, at their launch in Beijing. Photo: Handout

Xiaomi surprises market with first laptop

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi unveiled its first-ever laptops on Wednesday, as it seeks new sources of revenue, despite sales of PCs continuing to drop globally.

The company is calling its latest ultra-slim laptops line, the Mi Notebook Air.