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!