Xiaomi, one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers, plans to enter the US market next year. The Chinese device manufacturer recently expanded to Western Europe, and the US smartphone market is close to its radar. The Wall Street Journal reports that Xiaomi could bring their smartphones to the US UU Later this year. "We have always considered entering the US market," says Xiaomi president Lei Jun. "We plan to start entering the market by the end of 2018 or by the beginning of 2019."
Xiaomi already sells a number of products in the US UU., Including your Android TV decoder, My TV, in Walmart locations across the country. Xiaomi also began selling two models of hearing aids, a battery pack, a 360 degree camera and a robot coding kit on Amazon in November, after previously launching articles in its online store Mi for the United States. .
Xiaomi should avoid the concerns of the US UU And partner with the operators.
The success of Xiaomi in the United States will ultimately depend on the operators. ZTE, another Chinese smartphone manufacturer, partnered with US operators. UU And it has a good market share as a result. Xiaomi will also need to navigate the potential concerns of US intelligence officials. UU The heads of the FBI, the CIA and the NSA recently warned that US citizens should not use products and services manufactured by Chinese technology giants Huawei and ZTE. Huawei was banned from bidding for contracts with the US government. UU In 2014, and had problems to generate an impact on the US smartphone market. UU
Huawei had planned to launch its new Mate 10 Pro flagship in the United States through AT & T, but the operator canceled the deal just before its scheduled announcement. Reports suggest that political pressure helped slow the deal, and Huawei CEO Richard Yu stepped out of the script during his appearance at CES to criticize US carriers. Xiaomi will be keen to avoid a similar scenario, which could be the reason why the Chinese technology company has taken a slow approach in the US market.