Breaking: Xiaomi smartphones now officially available in Brazil
In 2014 Xiaomi promised to bring devices to India and Brazil alongside 8 other markets before the year end. The Chinese phone maker was only able to reach India, Malaysia and a few other countries by the end of December 2014.
Today, Xiaomi Inc. has officially launched their brand in Brazil, bringing along the company’s hot-selling Xiaomi Redmi Redmi 2. A happy VP Hugo Barra says the Android-powered smartphone will launch next week carrying a price tag of $160. However, the phone isn’t likely to be sold in the mainstream market, rather, a flash sale — similar to the ones being held in India — will be conducted for thousands of interested buyers.
“We offer high-quality products at incredibly aggressive prices, so we’re starting with larger developing markets where people are very price-sensitive,” Barra commented. He promised that Mexico and Colombia are in the next “stage of our Latin America launch.”
In October 2014, Xiaomi became the third most popular smartphone vendor, outselling everybody else in industry except for United States’ Apple and South Korea’s Samsung. The vendor has already shipped 35 million mobile phones this year, hoping to reach a 100-million milestone by December.