Barra Takes Center Stage at Xiaomi Product Launch

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi Inc. has become famous in China because of its blowout product releases, and Thursday’s introduction of the company’s new smartphone and smart television didn’t disappoint.

Amid a carnival-like atmosphere, the phone company’s devoted fans — some adorned with glow sticks — overflowed into the aisles as Xiaomi founder and Chief Executive Lei Jun described in detail the specs of the company’s two new products to peals of applause.

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