Xiaomi has successfully managed to venture into some high-voltage markets outside of China, but where the company is headed next might turn out to be one of its toughest challenges: South Korea.
Xiaomi won’t be selling its phones in Samsung’s home country just yet. Instead, it’ll partner with two local companies — Youmi and Koma Trade — to help sell and repair a few of its gadgets.
By gadgets, I mean the Mi Band fitness tracker, a variety of its power banks, headphones, and the hoverboard/scooter Xiaomi developed in partnership with Ninebot.
It isn’t clear as to whether or when Xiaomi will sell its phones in the country. But like all other markets, it can be believed without doubt that Xiaomi’s intention is to get there in the future.
That said, Xiaomi managed to topple Samsung in China, but things are going to be a bit different in Samsung’s backyard. One can, however, expect Xiaomi to be prepared.