A tour of Xiaomi's headquarters and Mi Home store

This six-year-old company has come a long way.

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A tour of Xiaomi's headquarters and Mi Home store

Xiaomi was quite a different company when I first visited its headquarters back in August 2011: It only occupied three floors in a small building, the cubicles were tight, security was loose (I literally just walked in almost every time) and people were working crazy long hours almost seven days a week. That was right after the company launched its first device, the original Xiaomi Phone, which set a new bar for affordable flagship smartphones in China. Fast forward to today and you'll find yourself looking at a global brand that has gone well beyond mobile and online, while its latest smartphones -- namely the Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX -- are looking better than ever. To see for yourself, check out our photo tour around Xiaomi's latest headquarters and a strangely familiar-looking Mi Home store nearby.

Gallery: A tour of Xiaomi's headquarters and Mi Home store | 33 Photos

  • Xiaomi headquarters in Beijing
  • Reception
  • Office dog
  • Get me out of here!
  • Overseas services
  • Mi Home operations
  • Ninebot Mini
  • Souvenirs from Mi fans
  • Familiar faces
  • Center hall
  • Canteen
  • Jianbing guozi
  • Would you like some food with your sauces?
  • “Cherish food, avoid waste“
  • After hours
  • Mi Home
  • Celebrity spokesperson
  • Mi MIX
  • Familiar looks
  • Mi Notebook Air
  • Mi TV 3S 65-inch Curved TV
  • Mi Drone
  • Mi Ecosystem
  • Tony Leung again
  • Mi Water Purifier
  • Mi Induction Heating Pressure Rice Cooker
  • Smart home devices
  • Mi Qicycle
  • Mi Bunny Storyteller
  • Mi Robot Vacuum
  • LED lights
  • Know your enemy
  • Online store
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