Xiaomi’s first steps for international growth will begin in Singapore


We have been patiently waiting to see when Xiaomi would eventually become an international brand and today news of their first steps to do so have been announced!

When and where will Xiaomi launch their affordable smartphones next? is one of the questions many have asked. The company already officially sell their phones on the mainland of China, Taiwan and HongKong, and next will be Singapore.

Xiaomi president Lin Bin, Li Wanqiang and Hugo Barra announced at a small press event that they had been traveling around Asia to find the next home for their phone brand and they have settled on Singapore.

A firm date hasn’t been announced but the company hopes to have their first office open up ASAP! So after Singapore where will Xiaomi go next?

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19 Comments

  1. Airyl
    December 8, 2013

    I’m hoping they come to Malaysia. Having them around would change market for the better.

  2. Sean Ang
    December 8, 2013

    Finally. …

  3. edmon
    December 8, 2013

    indonesia pliss…. ^^

  4. Lohith K Raju
    December 8, 2013

    India Plz…………..

  5. dwayn
    December 8, 2013

    they might as well just take over southeast asia… india, philippines, thailand just to name a few. asians love their gadget cheap and fast. hehe

  6. Thor91
    December 8, 2013

    i want xiaomi in europe!

  7. Stavros G
    December 8, 2013

    Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe Europe

  8. Chinese
    December 8, 2013

    “The company already officially sell their phones on the mainland of China, Taiwan and HongKong, and next will be Singapore.”

    Xiaomi thanks Chinese for their valuable support. Chinese has always supported among themselves less with the others

  9. Simon
    December 8, 2013

    I’ll consider the Xiaomi Mi4 next year, I hope their Android devices for all networks around the globe, will be flying off the selves in line with their global expansion.

  10. Oz friend
    December 8, 2013

    It should have being India, India is a bigger market, but its difficult doing business in India because of red tape.

    Strategically Singapore is better as its a hot spot of more affluent tourists from Europe and surrounding countries. Also, barrier into opening a new business is far minimal. I hope the selling price is similar to mainland China.

    • bridgebuilder78
      December 8, 2013

      I doubt your average Indian can afford Xiaomi, even if Xiaomi makes no money on hardware.

      The Indians should continue their tradition of printing their own logos on Chinese OEM phones.

      Africa is the real growth market. That continent is going places.

  11. aekkung
    December 8, 2013

    why is not thailand ?

  12. Markoff
    December 8, 2013

    “The company already officially sell their phones on the mainland of China, Taiwan and HongKong, and next will be Singapore.”

    hahahaha, yeah, because all of these countries are not basically China… HKG is part of China, Chinese government consider Taiwan as part of China and never recognized it as country and now Singapore with 80% of Chinese population, really international company selling just to Chinese consumers… What’s next, Penang state in Malaysia (only state where Chinese have majority) and it will be sold only if you show Malay ID with Chinese nationality and so on in Hongcouver?

    • heh
      December 8, 2013

      and then china town

    • bridgebuilder78
      December 9, 2013

      Penang doesn’t have a Chinese majority.

      • Markoff
        December 9, 2013

        en.wikipedia. org /wiki/Penang#Demographics
        according wikipedia chinese have majority in this state

  13. liljohn
    December 8, 2013

    will the singapore branch ship to indonesia???

  14. yoszee
    December 10, 2013

    Sell it here in Indonesia, the biggest Market for Smartphone.

  15. iANDROID8.1
    December 11, 2013

    Xiaomi we really need an awesome phone in the Philippines too! 😀 please consider us too 😀