Xiaomi in talks with carriers to launch flagship smartphones in the US


Apparently, Apple lost significant market share in China to local smartphone markers, and things aren't going to improve in the near future, quite the contrary. Huawei is reportedly negotiating with US carriers the launch of its newest flagship, the Mate 10 Pro.

Huawei's high-end smartphone is likely to arrive in the United States at AT&T and Verizon, but only if talks end successfully for all part involved. The Mate 10 Pro is meant to compete with Samsung and Apple at the top-tier, which means fewer sales for these companies.

Now, rumor has it that Xiaomi wants a piece of the pie as well. Apparently, Xiaomi's executive Wang Xian said that his company plans to introduce high-end smartphones in the United States within two years.

For the time being, the Chinese company plans to open retail stores across the country to sell fitness trackers, thermostats, and vacuum cleaner, which will help build its brand ahead of the smartphone launch.

Also, according to Xian, going through specifications with each US carrier is time-consuming, hence the two years needed to set up the launch of its flagship smartphones.

Once Huawei and Xiaomi secure deals with major carriers like AT&T and Verizon, Apple and Samsung will have an even harder time maintaining their market share in the US.

source: Bloomberg

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6 Comments

1. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

"going through specifications with each US carrier is time-consuming" I can never understand this bull$hit and it always seems to be US carriers that perpetuate the myth that they have some super network that needs manufacturers to comply with. My Huawei P10 is compatible with virtually every network worldwide and I have no problems using it in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with 4G. Yet the US carriers (except T-Mobile and AT&T) make oem's jump through hoops just so they can load their bloatware on it. Smh.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's not about network.. Carriers just want to make sure that their bloatwares can run flawlessly in Xiaomi's and Huawei's costum UI.. /s

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Meanwhile; Apple lawyers are humming: "Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I'll be watching you Every single day Every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I'll be watching you Oh can't you see You belong to me My poor heart aches With every step you take Every move you make Every vow you break Every smile you fake Every claim you stake I'll be watching you" Lovely song, BTW! And no, I'm no stalker! G'Day!

9. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This was... a splendid rendition. Bravo!

4. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What happens in China has nothing to do with the US. In all Asian cultures, they prefer home grown brands. The US does too for the most part. Their are plenty of cheap phones that run Android sold in the US. I see people with them. But Apple and Samsung will have the upper hand because or brand recognition. Nokia, Motorola, Sony and many others have all basically failed in the US with sales. I would love to see Xiaomi and Huawei bring phones here, and yes they will take a very small bite into sales of the biggest OEM's, but it isn't gonna be what you acting as it will be.

6. midan

Posts: 3114; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Huawei brand is growing rapidly.

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