Xiaomi finally hints at foraying into the US market


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It’s been a few years since Xiaomi’s products have been in large demand in countries other than just its home market of China. The US happens to be a market that Xiaomi has been eyeing for a while, and if things go alright from here on, it might soon happen.

Xiaomi co-foudner and president Bin Lin has indicated that the young Chinese phone maker wants to break into the lucrative US market, where a lot of Xiaomi phones have ended up in the past thanks to resellers.

China is where the comfort zone for Xiaomi lies. Right after the company entered the Indian market in the middle of 2014, it was slapped a lawsuit by Ericsson which meant Xiaomi had to stop selling its MediaTek phones in the country.

As CNBC notes, problems like that are going to be aplenty for Xiaomi when it does enter the US market. Not only because it is called the ‘Apple of the East’, but also because many of Xiaomi’s phones bear uncanny resemblance to the iPhone.

It was noted, however, that Bin Lin mentioned the company was considering selling its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phones in the US.

While that would mean that US consumers don’t get a tonne of other Xiaomi products (such as TVs, scooters, and water purifiers), it’ll still be a start.

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14 Comments

  1. Sere83
    October 22, 2015

    Lol, how do many of their phones look like apple products? The mi4i and mi4c look a bit like an iphone C, which apple will soon stop selling, none of the others do. Considering what HTC has just released (the A9) which is an actual iphone clone. I dont think xiaomi has much to worry about in that departement

    • October 22, 2015

      What do you think about the Xiaomi Mi 4?

      • Tajwar
        October 22, 2015

        People say it looks like an iPhone 5 but after seeing it with my own eyes it looks nothing like it and if you slap in a bamboo back it feels awesome.

        • Dante
          October 22, 2015

          agreed

      • Tajwar
        October 22, 2015

        Even the mi3 was accused of copying iphone which imo looks more like something from the Lumia series but not that much

    • napusiteMiSeKurca
      October 22, 2015

      Apple copied HTC design long time ago, so stop talking bullshit. Since Apple design is stolen they cant really do anything

    • balcobomber25
      October 22, 2015

      So HTC is a copying a design (iPhone 6) which was a copy of an HTC design(One M7)?

      • MaxPower
        October 22, 2015

        who was born first?
        The egg or the chicken?

    • King
      October 22, 2015

      If HTC had indeed copied the Apple phone, then Apple would have ensured HTC shat in it’s pants with umpteen number of law suits. The only reason why HTC sells is coz it knows Apple wouldn’t do that coz Apple is the one that steals. Remember that famous ‘steal’ quote by Jobs? 😉

  2. Tajwar
    October 22, 2015

    I actually think that the mi4i and mi4c are a design upgrade of the great mi2 and no glossy plastic unlike iPhone5c

  3. balcobomber25
    October 22, 2015

    I think they are still a few years away from US or Europe. Mexico, Brazil and Russia are the countries they will invest heavily in next.

  4. Guaire
    October 22, 2015

    Xiaomi’s expansion sucks so far.

    They should have complete 2014 expansion list first before looking for new markets and stop feeding official markets with second rate products like Mi 4i moreover they need launch products when those still are hot items.

  5. MaxPower
    October 22, 2015

    Prepare the lube Xiaomi cause Apple is waiting for you! 😀

  6. NightFelix
    October 25, 2015

    Prepare for cheap price products from Xiaomi but sky high price shipping price because it will be direct ship from China warehouse. Goodluck US peeps.