Xiaomi builds from China with 1M smartphones sold in India


Credit: Xiaomi

In a country with over 1.2 billion, selling a million smartphones in India may not sound like a big deal for Xiaomi. It’s just the start though and suggests the China-based company is trying to replicate the success it’s finding in its home nation.

Manu Kumar Jain, the head of Xiaomi in India, tweeted the milestone on Thursday, saying it happened sometime this month.

Xiaomi might night be a household name in the Americas or Europe, but it’s a strong brand in Asia. And it’s the third largest smartphone vendor in the world based on volume, despite only launching its first phone in 2011. The company uses the open source version of Android — without [company]Google[/company] services — and its own software interface called MIUI for handsets.


Android Central notes that Xiaomi only started selling smartphones in India about six months ago. The handset market there is saturated with many brands selling Android-based handsets, so the million sale milestone is fairly impressive, indicating that Xiaomi is on track to replicated the success it has in China across the population of India.


Rann Xeroxx

Those are some really nice looking phones, reminds me of the Sony phones without the price tag of a Sony phone. iPhone use to have some of the best looking phones but the 6 is a rather, not ugly, but simply not nice looking with those plastic strips on the back looking kinda dorky.

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