Xiaomi is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. Redmi devices are well known across the world for its affordable rates. But it is difficult to buy these devices outside India and China. Some people are diving through hoops to order these devices from resellers to import the Xiaomi devices at a high import cost. Considering all these, the Xiaomi decided to extend its outlet to the US this year.
This movement is going to be Xiaomi’s first expansion into the US with their smartphones. Xiaomi has been selling company’s various other products for a long time in the US including the Android TV box, headphones, 360-degree camera, and also a robot coding kit. But these were not the things wanted by the people over there to buy from Xiaomi. They were longing to get their high-end smartphones which are available and made much attractive at affordable prices.
Xiaomi chairman Lei Jun, during China’s annual legislative session in Beijing, stated that they have always been considering entering the US market and they have also got a plan to enter the market by 2018 end or by early 2019.
The huge problem before the company prior to entering the market will be to get the carrier support in the US. As the US government has opposed the usage and have forbidden the Huawei devices along with ZTE devices in the US, it will be tough for Xiaomi to get the approval. Xiaomi may also be treated with the same level of opposition shown to the other devices like Huawei and ZTE. We have to eagerly look forward whether Xiaomi can make a successful start in the US compared to its competitors.