外文标题：Smartphone maker Xiaomi to partner Flipkart for India debut
NEW DELHI: Following the footsteps of Motorola, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is also teaming up with e-Commerce major Flipkart to launch its handsets in India.
Touted as the 'Apple' of China, Xiaomi had launched its official website in India earlier this month, announcing its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks.
According to sources, Xiaomi is expected to bring two smartphones in partnership with Flipkart in the next 2-3 months.
They added the agreement between the parties is in the final stages and the launch on the online market place will happen next month.
While Flipkart declined to comment, response could not be ascertained from Xiaomi. Many handset makers like Motorola and Alcatel are partnering with e-commerce firms to launch their devices exclusively.
While Motorola has launched its Moto G, Moto X and Moto E with Flipkart, Celkon had launched its Android Kitkat-powered Campus A35K exclusively with Snapdeal. 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.
摩托罗拉与Flipkart一道推出了Moto G、Moto X 和Moto E。Celkon与Snapdeal一起发布了其基于安卓Kitkat的Campus A35K。企业家雷军于2010年创立的这家总部位于北京的公司，集设计，研发和销售智能手机以及移动端应用及手机配件于一体，现在是中国最大的电子公司之一。
Other Chinese firms selling its 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 dollar 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. 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-USD 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。
MI devices are really good and their o.s gives the best smartphone experience How they price their handset though, remains to be seen
Aravind S (Bangalore)
Xiaomi is the fastest processor till date by any manufacturers. Within 5 minutes of launching all units sold in Singapore. The best hardware, best features at the unlivable price. This will surely kill several established market in India.
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Jedi Master (AKHAND BHARATVARSHA) replies to Aravind S
Don't be too sure...
Avinash Menon (Unknown)
ok thnx for this news! well lets how indian ecommerce company handle it!
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V Kumar (Gujarat)
buying products made in china is like axe in the back of indians. No matter whether it is a china local or international brand, it add GDP of China and not india.
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Xiaomi = incredible tech & great prices = great value.
I have no faith in Chinese brands .
Only threat will be data of Indian users. When respected big brand like google can read your data, i am not sure if our privacy will be maintained with Chinese companies.