外文标题：Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi set to enter India
NEW DELHI: Another Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi is all set to enter the Indian market.
Hugo Barra, the vice president of Xiaomi and formerly the vice president of product management for Android, told technology website CNET in an interview that the company is set to enter India with aggressively priced products. In fact, Barra Xiaomi plans to sell phones almost close to cost, said Barra.
However, despite the relatively low pricing, Xiaomi’s phones in India will promise performance and quality, he added.
The company will only launch Android smartphones and has no plans to launch Ubuntu or Firefox OS smartphones, not just in India, but also in global markets. “We think we’ve made Android an even better operating system,” claimed Barra.
Xiaomi, which will be the third known Chinese player after Gionee and Oppo, is working on forming relationships with telecom operators and partners in India. This does not include larger Chinese players like Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE, who have already been present in India.
Xiaomi is working on forming relationships with telecom operators and partners in India and is also setting up an e-commerce portal, where it will sell its smartphones to consumers directly. The success of Moto G has already shown that the online-only model can work in India.
The company is also readying a new office in the country.
Xiaomi has a unique business model – it makes a limited number of smartphones that are sold only on the internet. However, 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.
Google India’s head, Rajan Anandan tweeted about his meeting with Xiaomi executives and said that the India, which is the second-fastest growing smartphone market in the world after China, is set to change.
Xiaomi enters the Indian market soon after other Chinese manufacturers, such as Gionee and Oppo. Indian companies like Micromax and Karbonn also import smartphones from China.
It will face hard competition from Indian makers…….
Plz don’t comment, if you don’t know about xiaomi.. It has finest built n most beautiful flavor of android as MIUI.. I will b d first to buy on launch day!!
Yes it is at it is Chinese. Made in China suckssss.
Xiaomi not the low quality phone
Palanivel Marimuthu (Unknown)
DO NOT DUMP THE LOW QUALITY PHONE IN INDIA
one of the best phones i have seen… this is an iphone killer
SAMSUNG BE CAREFULL, ALREADY U R LOSING TO GIONEE, MICROMAXX, KARBON..
RJSH Saha (Bangalore)
Chinese firms are entering one after the other but not sure if they are able to make a dent in the Indian Smartphone market….
I will buy it as soon as they launch their products! They make some awesome phone!!!!!
Ramnarayan Natarajan (Tangerang, Banten – Indonesia)
Heard good comments and positive feedbacks from my friend who is so proudly boasting about his Gionee P2.
Competition is gonna increase among phone manufacturers
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Subbu DVS (Hyderabad)
these are good phones but not trust worthy
Bhavin Rana (vadodara)
Tough competition for Samsung and Nokia.
Ashish Maheshwari (Mumbai)
yeahh yupppii great news. we buy these chineese phones and boost chinees economy so that they can create weapon of mass destruction and attack us to take arunachal pradesh an gradually whole north india like they did earlier. currently there new daddy of pakistan.
Rounak Parekh (Bangalore)
Hopefully they will give something to cheer about. Market need someone to call the shots now so that the big cos. bring the prices to their real worth.
Anand Kumar Sharma ()
Hoping for good quality phone like MI3 in reasonable price. Welcome Xiaomi to India. Competition is getting tougher.