Chinese multinational tech company Xiaomi is preparing to enter the United States digital market with Mi Notebook Air, Mi Note 2 and Mi 5. The company is expected to launch these devices in the following months to compete with Apple.
Although Xiaomi is a new brand as compared to Apple, it provides world class gadgets at comparatively low prices. Mobile phones by Xiaomi are among the best selling devices in the countries where its products are available. So, it will offer a tough competition to Apple and other tech giants in the US as well.
Xiaomi has not announced any specific release date for aforementioned products in the US. Vice President of Xiaomi Hugo Barra has confirmed that the company will enter the US market soon. He also confirmed that the company will promote its products via social media just like how it is doing in India and China. Meanwhile, customers in the US can buy Xiaomi products through Amazon and GearBest.
According to Technology News Extra, Xiaomi will initially launch products in the United States through flash sales. The company has already begun the sales of its products in the US through Mi.com. These products include Mi Band fitness trackers, power banks, and Mi headphones. Although the company has already listed some mobile phones on its global websites, these products are not yet available in the US.
Xiaomi will introduce Mi Note 2 to the US in October, 2016. Mi Note 2 is a high-end device with Snapdragon 820 processor and?4GB RAM. The phablet is fitted with 5.7-inch QHD dual-edge curved display. The specs are supported by massive 4,000mAh battery component. Along with Mi Note 2, the company could introduce?Mi 5 flagship in the US as well.
Xiaomi recently launched its brand new laptop, Mi Notebook Air in China. The company could launch it in United States along with its smartphones. If it actually happens, Mi Notebook Air will compete with Apple?s upcoming MacBook Pro 2016 and Microsoft?s Surface Pro devices.
Mi Notebook Air offers hardware and device configurations similar to Apple?s MacBook Air. However, it is significantly less expensive than the devices from major tech giants. Xiaomi is offering Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inch edition for $627. Pre-orders are available on GearBest, and the shipments will begin on September 13. GearBest is also offering free worldwide delivery as well.
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