Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced plans to expand their sales into 10 more countries. Though they currently sell very well in China — 7% of sales in a market with well over a billion customers, as well as being available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and most recently Singapore, the company understandably thirsts for the opportunity to sell their wares in other lucrative markets. Xiamoi's smartphones tend to be well built and decently specced with competitive prices, which will serve them well in their expansion plans.

Hugo Barra, Former Android VP of Product at Google, is heading Xiaomi's international expansion as their VP of Xiamo Global. The expansion plans include the nations of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Xiaomi Co-founder and president Bin Lin said in an interview with Bloomberg that "It's our mission and our belief that this model should be able to achieve some level of success outside of China."

Source: Bloomberg


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Xiaomi will soon sell smartphones in 10 more countries


I was going to say they look like Xperias.
On the subject of foreign manufactures. I think Mi and OnePlus have a huge chance of bringing down the Korea dominance.

Yes, indonesia. Finally. BRIC should always be the focus of these budget flagship phones. There's serious market to be tapped here once they reach the right price point.

Has the United States government thoroughly examined the company
to verify that no company executives or employees are "associated"
with the Chinese PLA cyber department?

(i.e. like those other two Chinese mobile phone makers)

Why hasn't the company signed a deal with David Ortiz of Red Sox? If he still has a deal with Samsung, perhaps another member of any MLB team who will have the next available opportunity to do selfies with famous politicians?

Just to throw some ideas around:

Dennis Rodman using Xiaomi phone to do a selfie with North Korean leader Kim?