Chinese firm Xiaomi to open online US store; smartphones not on selling list
February 13 , 2015
Xiaomi says it will open an online store for American customers, but won’t sell its smartphones there.
The Chinese phone-maker, which sold more than 60 million handsets in 2014, is instead offering products like headphones to US customers.
Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest smartphone-maker, said logistical issues such as hardware certification were the reasons behind not introducing its popular handsets in the US.
It hopes to increase its brand awareness through the online store.