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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