Chinese firm Xiaomi to open online US store; smartphones not on selling list

  • 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.

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