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Xiaomi will soon sell smartphones in 10 more countries

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

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm (the old one), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

16 Comments
  • Still no western countries? Posted via Android Central App
  • You really need to take 8th grade geography over again and pay close attention to the location of MEXICO.
  • Zing... Posted via Android Central App
  • And Brazil ._.
  • they look like lumias
  • 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.
  • Still not in Canada or the USA Posted via Android Central App
  • 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)
  • Come off it. Posted via Android Central App
  • I assume you didn't sense my sarcastic tone? :)
  • 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?
  • What about Europe?
  • Ummmm...Russia???
  • Asia?? Posted via Android Central App
  • There is a wcdma version available since months...online
    ... ( 0ppo F5) ...