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Xiaomi's new Mi 4i looks a lot like another smartphone. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s new Mi 4i looks a lot like another smartphone. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi today unveiled its new Mi 4i, an attractive iPhone 5c clone made out of colorful polycarbonate with an affordable price tag. It’s the Chinese company’s first device exclusively for international markets, and it goes on sale later this month.

Devices like the Moto G have helped Motorola reach new highs. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Devices like the Moto G have helped Motorola reach new highs. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Motorola’s latest handsets continue to be an incredible success worldwide, helping the company sell more than 10 million handsets during the third quarter of 2014.

It’s a record for the Moto maker, which saw its revenue reach new highs during Q3. Lenovo, which acquired Motorola from Google last year, said it was able to beat investor expectations for smartphone sales, which were already more than doubled for this quarter.

iPhone sales are on the up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

iPhone sales are on the up. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Apple is close to becoming the world’s top smartphone maker for the first time since it conceded the title to Samsung more than three years ago. The Cupertino company is selling more iPhones than ever before, while Samsung’s smartphone sales are slowing.

Xiaomi's clones are being cloned. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi’s clones are being cloned. Photo: Xiaomi

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer that’s famous for taking inspiration from (copying) Apple, has ironically warned consumers not to buy knockoffs of its flagship devices after a recent increase in the number of copycat devices, which are looking to cash in on the company’s success in China.

Nokia's iPad mini clone is a success. Photo: Nokia

Nokia’s iPad mini clone is a success. Photo: Nokia

Some manufacturers have seen great success in taking inspiration from (copying) popular Apple products, and now Nokia is getting in on the action. Its attractive, Android-powered iPad clone, called the N1, sold 20,000 units in just four minutes when it went on sale in China this week.

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