Xiaomi plans to bring its smartphones to the US market in two years


One of the hottest flagship smartphones these days, Xiaomi's Mi 6 won't be officially introduced in the United States. Although some Chinese retailers will provide international shipping for the Mi 6, you'll have to very careful with the network bands the smartphone supports in the US.

The warranty service will be a problem as well since the phone won't come through official channels. However, these issues might not prevent customers in the US purchase Xiaomi smartphones for too long.

Xiaomi's new global leader, Wang Xiang recently confirmed that his company has plans to enter the US smartphone market in about two years, maybe even sooner.



Wang Xiang is filling Hugo Barra's role, as the latter recently departed Xiaomi for a new job at Facebook, as head of Oculus, and apparently, he's aiming big. The issue with the US market, as some of you probably know by now, is that smartphone businesses are tightly dependent on the relation with local carriers.

Currently, Xiaomi is building this relationship with US carriers, while trying to figure out how to deal with the different LTE bands that are supported in the country, as well as the customization that some local network operators are asking for in order to carry Xiaomi's smartphones.

Xiaomi doesn't actually lose too much for not being in the US, especially that the company is already present in 30 markets across the world. That's probably another reason that Xiaomi doesn't want to rush things and will take its time to prepare the company's entrance on the US market.


source: CNET

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8 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7513; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hope they can find a decent team of lawyers before they get here. If not, they'll be in for a very rude welcome.

3. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Microsoft is xiaomi 's key in the US market. Also I don't think apple(especially) would file case against xiaomi. Xiaomi's investors are big leaders in China. Xiaomi considerably increased it's patents and using newest tech available in the market. And xiaomi will be well prepared when it will enter US and don't be surprised if they file lawsuit against big player

4. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Yawwnnn!

2. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Xiaomi has the worst supply issues in the entire smarphone world . Only 80k variant available for the 1st sale of mi6 . Already there are patent trolls against xiaomi in US . Considering all those his views are justified

5. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

The only thing I have ever seen out of Xiaomi is flaghship quality at a budget price, I question how else they separate themselves.

6. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

They need to up their game with supply and software updates. Very easy to rob anything Apple looking in their software

7. Tones

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

*remove anything Apple like

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Software updates? You're kidding I hope? Xiaomi are one of the best at providing updates, some rom's on a weekly basis.

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