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Xiaomi and Opera Software plan to stretch consumers’ mobile data plans in MIUI 7

Oslo, Norway - August 19, 2015

Opera to power Data Saver feature on all Xiaomi devices worldwide in the brand-new MIUI 7 OS, offering substantial data savings to consumers across all apps.

Opera Software has announced a partnership with leading smartphone company Xiaomi

Opera Software has announced a partnership with leading smartphone company, Xiaomi, to power a new Data Saver feature through integration of the Opera Max technology. This will bring an OS-wide, industry-leading data-savings capability to the smartphone maker’s new OS, MIUI 7.

The Opera Max technology has been successfully powering the MIUI Data Saver feature for millions of Xiaomi users in China for more than a year.

As soon as the user turns on the MIUI Data Saver feature on Xiaomi phones, powered by Opera Max compression technology, the service works across any app on the device. This release will also include the latest Opera Max innovations, enabling compression and optimization of streaming video and audio, including popular services such as YouTube, Instagram, Line, Lazada, among others.

Affordable and reliable data-savings technology

The partnership between the two companies is based on a shared vision of making it easier to access mobile Internet.

Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global, said: “Our vision is bringing innovation to everyone. The Data Saver feature on our phones, powered by Opera, is a perfect example of how we apply this philosophy to our software and services. This new feature will give all of our users much more out of their data plans, and I believe Mi fans all over the world will love how this feature keeps their Internet costs under control.”

Xiaomi is leading the market with high-quality devices at incredible prices, and MIUI 7 now offers consumers a better deal on their data plans, as well.

"We are very excited to extend our close relationship with Xiaomi to offer Xiaomi customers data savings, so they can spend more time online,” says Nitin Bhandari, SVP Products at Opera Software. “By building partnerships with large mobile device manufacturers, we can continue to lower barriers to internet access, worldwide.”

ABOUT XIAOMI

Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, who believes that high-quality technology doesn't need to cost a fortune. We create remarkable hardware, software, and internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which currently includes the Mi Note Pro, Mi Note, Mi 4, Redmi 2, Mi TV, Mi Band and other accessories. With more than 61 million handsets sold in 2014, and products launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia and Brazil, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera and Opera Max are trademarks of Opera Software AS.