I wasn’t going to blog this because the Weibos were confusing. But Gamersky made it into an article.
The current practice in phone manufacturing is to glue the CPU — and some other components — to the circuit board. This prevents them from coming loose due to a fall, or bending, or thermal expansion/contraction.
Apple does it with the iPhone. Huawei does it.
Xiaomi — at least with its new Mi 4 phone — does not. And they’re not alone.
But now accusations of Xiaomi being a low-class manufacturer have been flung around.