Internet browsers for android are not missing. We have Firefox Focus for lovers of privacy, Chrome for Google users, Bing, UC … but now it’s Xiaomi that shows its clutches with Mint Browser. Xiaomi has recently published a new, very interesting free app on the Play Store: Mint Browser. It is indeed a rival of Chrome, Firefox, Samsung Internet and in particular of Opera since it bets a lot on its speed and efficiency
Since Xiaomi sells an infinity of phones per year, it seems a good idea to offer your own browser, so as not to depend on third-party solutions. The Mint browser occupies little memory, in fact, the space occupied is only 10 megabytes and offers data compression with most of the functions that one would expect, such as tabbed browsing, an incognito mode, voice search, and a mode Reading.
The objective is to conquer the market of low-income phones, adding the possibility of rendering pages as if we were on an Android phone, desktop, iPhone or iPad.
At the moment they do not include advertisements, and the browser is free, so there does not seem to be a defined business model to be able to maintain the project. It is possible that Xiaomi only wants to have more presence in mobile phones of other brands and end up adding advertising to their phones when millions of Motorola and Samsungs use Mint Browser.
With regard to privacy, they insist that they will take care to maintain it as a strong point. The app is free, compatible with most Android smartphones (certainly not just Xiaomi), and reachable through the usual badge below.