Xiaomi is creeping up on the Americas, entering the Mexican market with the Redmi Note 4


There have been plenty of rumors, regarding Xiaomi's North American launch for the past few years. Everyone knows it will happen at some point, but we can only speculate when exactly. The company's new head of global strategy, Wang Xiang, who replaced Hugo Barra in January, said that he believes Xiaomi phones will be officially sold in the US by 2019, but this sounds more like an educated guess than an actual official information to us.

However, this doesn't mean that Xiaomi isn't trying to extend its reach as soon as possible. In fact, the company has revealed plans to officially enter Mexico, making its first steps in North America, using the Redmi Note 4 as its vanguard.

The handset will be sold by Coppel, Best Buy and Sam's Club stores when it is stocked in the end of this month. If users prefer buying online, they can order the Redmi Note 4 through Soriana and Elektra, as well as the Mexican branches of Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. It will retail for 5,499 MXN (around $287). Xiaomi is also planning to offer the smaller Redmi 4X in Mexico later on, at a price of 3,999 MXN ($209), before following with other models of its lineup.

“Mexico is a really important market for us and acts as our starting point to reach the rest of Latin America,” said Donovan Sung, director of product management and marketing at Xiaomi.

Whether or not this expansion is a first step towards the US remains to be seen, but it's undobtetly an important step in the international market for Xiaomi. Latin America could prove to be the boost the Chinese company needs, in order to move on to other more lucrative markets.

via TechCrunch

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Redmi Note 4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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12 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

after four months, redmi note 4 (especially 64gb) sold out in a few seconds every week in India, everytime

2. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

for four months,

3. Delayshite

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

You can always pre-order it like I did rather than wait for a sale. The only downside is that while all 3 colours are available, only the 2GB/32GB version was in Stock :x

9. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

500 rs more and available on sangeetha

8. johnny_cypher

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Everytime I saw the Xiaomi's propaganda in China, XiaoMi sold out their new phone in less than one second. It makes me wonder how come Chinese people always so lack phones ..

12. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Have you seen china's population?

4. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Xiaomi wont be sucessful in america because people buy phone on contract and mostly people are iship doesnt care about specs or anything,xiaom is sucessful because low price and good specs unlocked phone which people dont buy in america.

5. TaK_Tran

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

I love the isheep part :).

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"iship" So.... Apple is building a ship now?

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Wasn't Jony Ive designing a ship for Steve Jobs a while back?

7. shaprack

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

i'll say probably isheep people will only buy Xiaomi phone when they want to switch from iOS to Android and what comes close to iOS is the MIUI (Android) isheep people give up Android because its hard to learn from them but with MIUI its easy! and doesn't cost much

10. Furbal unregistered

Hmm,should be easy to get into the US then since we share a lot of LTE bands

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