外文标题：Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is coming to India in 2014
NEW DELHI: It's official! Xiaomi, the China based handset maker known for its aggressive pricing, is coming to India in 2014.
Xiaomi's official Twitter handle posted a tweet saying, "Xiaomi is coming to 10 countries in 2014! Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico..."
The company has not shared any specifics related to the launch time frame. The announcement comes a day after the company renamed its official website from Xiaomi.com to Mi.com, signalling global expansion. The company sells its flagship smartphones under the 'Mi' sub-brand. Xiaomi's Android-based mobile operating system is also known as MIUI.
Xiaomi is coming to 10 countries in 2014! Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico...
— Xiaomi (@xiaomi) April 23, 2014
Last month, Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi and formerly the vice president of product management for Android, had told technology website CNET in an interview that the company was set to enter India with aggressively priced products. He added that Xiaomi plans to sell phones almost close to cost and that Xiaomi's phones in India will promise performance and quality.
Google India's head, Rajan Anandan had also tweeted about his meeting with Xiaomi executives and had said that the India, which is the second-fastest growing smartphone market in the world after China, is set to change.
Xiaomi has a unique business model - it makes a limited number of smartphones that are sold only on the internet. It has tasted success with this method. It sold 10,000 units of its Red Rice smartphone in 36 seconds in November 2013. It has also sold 2,00,000 smartphones in three minutes on last year's Singles Day, which is celebrated as China's answer to Valentine's Day. Xiaomi is regarded as the biggest threat to Apple and Samsung in China.
San Ju (karnatak)
another chinese mobile ...
Good news at last....
Veronica Dixit (Belgium)
Congress should be wiped out from the Political Scene of the country. Even a Single Vote to this Italian Family is equal to a Vote against the nation
Sachin D (bangalore)
Unofficially its already available in India... :P How many mobile manufacturing companies are there... This shows Ppl are crazy about Mobile and also Mobiles are easily Manufactured...
小米手机在印度已经可以通过非正式渠道买到 ... :P
PKM (New Delhi)
Nice it will give run for money to Samsung Mobile.