Feb 12 AT 4:33 PM Dima Aryeh 2 Comments

Xiaomi products coming to the U.S., but only accessories for now


Xiaomi has been incredibly successful in the Chinese market as of late, making some great low-cost devices that sell really well. And many of us have drooled over previous Xiaomi smartphones, hoping that they would come to the U.S. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, but we may soon get some Xiaomi products here anyway.

Xiaomi global VP Hugo Barra has said that the company will be coming to the U.S. market with some accessories to start off with. This will mean we will get fitness bands, headphones, and the like. While we won’t be getting smartphones or tablets, we’ll still get to enjoy some fun products and it’ll help Xiaomi expand here in the U.S.

The slow entrance to the U.S. market makes sense. While the budget market is thriving in China, our market is quite different. Many people focus on brands and higher-end products here, so just entering the market with low-cost devices may not work out. Low-cost accessories, however, should sell well and Xiaomi can create a name for themselves with U.S. customers.

Will you buy any Xiaomi accessories once they come to the U.S. this year? Leave a comment!

Via: Engadget

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • steve

    Why wouldn’t a product that offers the same specs and much of the same hardware for about half the price be successful in America? Seems to be dumb to me, the Oneplus couldn’t keep stock. I think that this company would do great world wide. The iPhone and Samsung are built in China also, so who really cares anyway? Japan and China make all the money on cells anyway, only 6% of iPhone revenue is made in America anyway, with Japan nearly making 40%

  • SGB101

    Shouldn’t the phone come first before its accessories???

    This is a major company, and the phone is the tip of the iceberg. They are actually an internet of things company, that used the phone as the hub and i/o.

    They sell an ecosystem not just a phone