Xiaomi Hires Manu Kumar Jain to Head It’s Indian Operations


Xiaomi have made huge steps in to entering the Indian smartphone market by hiring Jabong co-founder Manu Jain.

Hugo Barra had already visited India earlier this year, making his intentions clear that he was eyeing the hugely demanded market to launch Xiaomi’s range of competitive phones. News of Xiaomi’s expansion in to India had calmed until today when sources confirmed that Manu Kamir had joined the Xiaomi team to head up operations in the country.

These same sources also claim that Xiaomi might be teaming up with e-commerce giant Flipkart to sell their Redmi and Xiaomi Mi3 phones in the market, and that a team is being put together for an official launch in the coming months.

Are you excited about Xiaomi’s entry in to India? Let us know what you think about this news?
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9 Comments

  1. $2548414
    June 10, 2014

    Xiaomi will be best advised to use the intervening period , to immediately set up a network of after sale service in India. Without strong after sale service network, which is differentiating factor in favor of Samsung, mainstream sales will not come Xiaomi way.

  2. chandan
    June 10, 2014

    very excited. Xiaomi also need to provide good after sales services to dominate Indian mobile phone sector. Hope it will also offer MiTV along with Mi3 and Redme before start of festival season.

  3. Rajesh Koothrapalli
    June 11, 2014

    Welcome Xiaomi. Especially when OnePlus decide not to give you any competition, it’s going to be smooth sailing here.

    • Howard Wolowitz
      June 11, 2014

      Yup, this is a great alternative to the OPO. Check their forums and you will see how the OPO design has ignored cheap features to implement like Infrared. Wireless charging is supported by the Snapdragon 801 chipset, yet failed to make it’s way into the OPO. No SD card either.

      The OnePlus folks claim to build smartphones based on what their customers want. What a crock of shit! Morons! They don’t even read their forums, let alone moderate.

      Hope Xiaomi learns for free from OPO’s mistakes and does a good job in this part of the world.

      • Penny
        June 11, 2014

        Well said 🙂

      • Sheldon
        June 11, 2014

        Couldn’t agree more 🙂

      • Leonard Hofstadter
        June 11, 2014

        Woah.. those are some harsh words, but apparently true!

      • Bernadette
        June 12, 2014

        OPO is slowly but certainly turning into what we call epic fail. I was determined to get the device at any cost, even though it wasn’t going get a launch here, by paying extra for forward shipping and customs and whatnot. Once they announced plans for the invite system, I decided to let it pass.

        I love pani puri, and there was this place which apparently offered decent pani puri. But they wanted me to buy ‘tokens’ from the main counter and give it to the stall guy; never tasted pani puri there.

  4. FTP
    June 11, 2014

    Awesome news!! Would XiaoMi also launch the accessories. Like Piston II Earphones?

    What would be pricing? I think if they have to compete with awesome MOTO G/E phones they might have to launch RedMi below 10K INR Range and Mi3 in 24K INR Range
    There would be a gap in mid range i.e 15K to 20K and i think M2A is perfect fit but they would need to fix the nasty USB flex cable problem.