外文标题：China's Xiaomi to make India debut soon
NEW DELHI: Xiaomi, often called the 'Apple' of China, has launched its official website in India, paving the way for its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks. "Namaste, Mi Fans! We have officially arrived in India. Join us on this incredible journey at http://www.mi.com/in," said a tweet on the company's official Twitter handle.
Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun, the Beijing-headquartered firm has become one of China's biggest electronics companies that designs, develops and sells smartphones, mobile apps and other such consumer items.
Other Chinese firms selling handsets in India include Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Gionee and Oppo, the latest entrant.
According to the company's website, it has already sold over 17 million handsets in China. Its portfolio includes devices like Mi 3, Redmi (Singapore USD 169), Mi Wi-Fi and Mi Box, among others. It launched its products in Singapore in February this year.
Earlier this month, the company had also roped in Jabong co-founder Manu Kumar Jain to head its operations in India.
The Indian smartphone market is witnessing strong competition between local and international players, all vying to grab a share of the multi-billion dollar market.
本月早些时候，小米聘用了印度本土电商Jabong的联合创始人马努 库马尔(Manu Kumar Jain)负责印度业务。
According to research firm IDC, smartphone sales in the country grew almost three-fold to over 44 million in 2013, buoyed by affordable devices made by local firms such as Micromax and Karbonn. In the first quarter of 2014, 17.59 million smartphones were shipped into India as compared with 6.14 million in the same period of 2013.
Samsung was the market leader in the category with 35% market share in Q1, followed by Micromax (15%), Karbonn (10%), LAVA (6%) and Nokia (4%). Affordable smartphones, especially those priced in the sub $200 category (Rs 12,000), are doing well. Over the last few weeks, companies have launched handsets like Lumia 630 and Moto G to tap the booming market.
三星是印度智能机市场的领导者，第一季度占据了35%的市场份额，接着是Micromax （15%）、Karbonn（10%）、LAVA （6%）和诺基亚（4%）。廉价智能机，特别是价格低于200美元（12000卢比）的智能机表现良好。
prashanta mohanty (Unknown)
good for consumer.
Prasanjit Maity (Unknown)
the flooding of chinese handsets into Indian market shud be investigated as sooner or later they will pose a secuiryt threat
Siddhartha Ray (Bhubaneswar, India)
I bought one from Shanghai during my last trip. It is a fantastic phone with all the features. my only concern was service in India now I am happy that they will be here soon. It will give tough competition to Samsung and I phone. It is already giving I phone a tough competition in China
Dilipkumar G (Madurai)
New Competitor Coming to India
Superman CID (Mars)
I hope Samsung will be the market invader for more than 10 year.
Chintan Gokani (Unknown)
INDIAN MARKET IS HUGE OPPORTUNITY.
Veronica Dixit (Unknown)
Congress party has ruined the country economically and did not promote the country to make it a strong nation. Our defence is in bad shape and resources are not sufficient to cater an increasing population. We must control population and make the country strong.
Looking forward to the official website. Let's hope Indian consumers make full use of the facilities.