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    Video caption: Budget smartphones: What do you get for £100?

    BBC Click's Chris Fox puts eight new budget smartphones to the test to see how they stack up.

  2. China's Xiaomi to boost Mi Stores to 5,000 in India

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    China's electronics giant Xiaomi - also India's largest smartphone vendor - will grow the number of Mi Stores it operates in India from 500 to 5,000 by the end of 2019 - that's according to The Economic Times in India.

    The move is expected to generate more than 15,000 jobs.

    Xiaomi opened 500 Mi Stores across 14 states in India on October 29 - setting a Guiness World Records achievement for the most number of retail stores opened at one time, ever.

    The Chinese firm has been in India since 2014.

  3. Xiaomi criticised for UK smartphone £1 flash sale

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    Image caption: Only three Mi 8 Lite phones could be bought in the first flash sale

    "Flash sales" publicising a Chinese smartphone company's UK launch have sparked a backlash on social media.

    Xiaomi advertised two of its new handsets for £1 each last week as part of a "crazy deals" promotion.

    But it has emerged that each flash sale involved only two or three phones and Xiaomi had set its website to say: "Sold out," as soon as the sale opened.

    The UK's ads watchdog said it had received a complaint and was now deciding whether to investigate.

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  4. Xiaomi: investors 'can't understand the company'

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    Why did China smartphone firm Xiaomi have such a disappointing debut on the Hong Kong stock echange?

    David Kuo, chief executive of the Motley Fool Singapore told the Newsday programme on the BBC's World Service: "I think it was quite expensive and I think a lot of the investors can't quite understand what this company is all about."

    Mr Kuo said the company, which dominates the Chinese smartphone market, had suggested it wanted to branch out and not just manufacture phones, but become more of an internet services provider like Apple, and that may have concerned investors.

    "To tell people that it wants to be an internet services company scares people a little because we all know that internet services in China can be a little suspect sometimes. So if it just wants to make phones that's fine, but if it wants to do something other than that, then I think it will raise suspicions among not only regulators but certain governments and also consumers outside China."

  5. Disappointing trading debut for Xiaomi

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    Shares in Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi dropped some 6% at the beginning of its first day of trading on Hong Kong's stock market.

    The world's fourth-largest smartphone maker raised $4.7bn (£3.5bn), valuing the company at $54bn - just over half the target it set earlier this year.

    As the first of many Chinese tech firms to list in Hong Kong in 2018, it marks a disappointing start for the sector.

    Chinese stocks have fallen recently in the lead up to the US-China trade war.

  6. Xiaomi launches $10bn Hong Kong listing

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    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to $10bn (£7.5bn).

    The stock market flotation will be the world's biggest debut in 2018, and the largest since fellow China tech giant Alibaba's raised $25bn in 2014.

    Xiaomi has bounced back after admitting last year it had grown too quickly.

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