It’s no secret that Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, has his eyes set on entering both the Taiwanese and Hong Kong markets, but we didn’t realise just how close the launch of the Xiaomi M2 in Hong Kong could be!
The Xiaomi M2 continues to be one of the most difficult phones to lay your hands on, despite launching months ago and having completed a number of (lottery style) pre-sales! The problem of supply and demand has become a sore point with Xiaomi fans and the forums are full of angry would-be customers wanting to get their phones.
Strangely though, Xiaomi don’t seem to be especially interested in releasing the issue and launching the M2 for general launch, but are instead looking to spread supply even thinner by heading to Hong Kong. Well that is what this latest Tweet suggests.
The tweet, posted on Xiaomi’s official Twitter account reads:
“Xiaomi is going to launch a new market in [blank] on [blank].”
You don’t have to be the next Sherlock Holmes to figure out at lease of those blanks is Hong Kong (could the second blank be 21st December?), as the image features a silhouette of Hong Kong, the Bauhinia flower and traditional Chinese characters which are used in Hong Kong (and Taiwan).
While it is great to see Xiaomi expanding, we really hope that they first satisfy demand at home before venturing to pastures new.