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Xiaomi is not ready for the US market yet

Xiaomi Mi5s Plus Android phablet, Xiaomi not ready to face the US market yet as of April 2017
Xiaomi Mi5s Plus
The Chinese company is currently busy conquering many developing markets and has no plans to take on the US market yet. Considering LeEco's recent failure, it seems they are playing it safe.

Although some Xiaomi devices made their way to the US, the company still has no official presence in the area. Sadly, the Chinese brand's expansion to more than 30 markets in the last six years made it very hard for Xiaomi to properly expand in Europe and North America as well.

While Hugo Barra previously hinted that Xiaomi might launch in the US officially in 2017, the company’s Senior Vice President Wang Xiang revealed in an interview with Engadget that covering Europe and the US is too much for the resources available at this time. "What we’re after is a mass market, a massive impact, as opposed to a premium, elite thing. We want innovation for everyone. Therefore we are in no hurry to serve the developed markets," he said.

Companies like OnePlus managed to enter the US market and survive without the carriers' help. On the other hand, LeEco failed to do so, although they had big plans for the region. Xiaomi plays it safe for now and will probably try to seal deals with the US carriers to properly enter the local market. Unfortunately, we have no info about when is this going to happen.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-25 (Update: 2017-04-25)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.