Skip to main content

Kacharagadla Featured Article

The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

Mi5‬ is coming to India!

Mi5 is coming to India! Packed with more than 10 tech breakthroughs, it's unimaginably fast and surprisingly light. Powered by Snapdragon 820 processor with an insane 142,084 AnTuTu score, Mi 5 features a 3D ceramic/glass body and fits a 5.15" display in a grip of a 5" device. Is this all you ever imagined, and more?

Mi 5 key specifications:
  • Snapdragon 820, up to 4GB RAM + 128GB UFS 2.0
  • 600Mbps 4G + download speeds, VoLTE
  • 3D ceramic/glass body, 129g lightweight
  • 5.15"" 16 LED light display
  • Front fingerprint sensor
  • 16MP 4-axis OIS rear camera + 2µm-pixel 4MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dual 4G SIM (micro/micro), Dual Standby
  • Full feature NFC
  • MIUI based on Android M
Mi5 improves on all aspects of Mi Note with an even slimmer, more comfortable grip. #Mi5 has a flat line and then a curve.
From an engineering perspective, the biggest challenge was to create a single surface with the curved edges so that glass to metal transitions seamlessly.

We also wanted to explore other materials, which led us to 3D ceramic for the back body of #Mi5. It's durable and resists any kind of abrasion really well—up to 8H on the Mohs hardness scale (steel is 4 to 4.5 for comparison, while a diamond is at 10).

"This is not the kind of ceramic you'll find in plates, but high-grade nano-ceramic zirconia." It gives the the texture of marble, without the weight.







"It's also the first time using a home button and a front-facing fingerprint sensor, with a very subdued design—that's Mi 5."

"It comes in other colors, too, like white. And gold. A very light and elegant shade of gold."

Comments