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Xiaomi to enter smartphone market in India, 9 other countries in 2014

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, also known as "China's Apple" will make its entry into 10 new markets including India.In a tweet the company said, "Xiaomi is coming to 10 countries in 2014! Malaysia,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 24, 2014 13:54 IST ]
xiaomi to enter smartphone market in india 9 other
xiaomi to enter smartphone market in india 9 other countries in 2014

New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, also known as "China's Apple" will make its entry into 10 new markets including India.


In a tweet the company said, "Xiaomi is coming to 10 countries in 2014! Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico..."

The company will soon announce the specific rollout plan for each of the countries.

Bin Lin, President and co-founder, Xiaomi told Bloomberg, "You can certainly call this acceleration. It's our mission and our belief that this model should be able to achieve some level of success outside of China."

Earlier, Xiaomi's Global Vice President and former Google Vice President, Hugo Barra while reaffirming company's commitment to Android operating system had indicated that his company intends to enter into the Indian smartphone market.

As a part of its expansion here in India it is likely that the company will soon announce tie-ups with telecom operators and other partners in India. In addition the company is also planning to launch smartphones at competitive prices via its own e-commerce site.

For the year 2014 the company is planning sell at least 40 million units, which is twive the number it sold in 2013.

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