Xiaomi eyes expansion into the U.S. in 2019

Chinese tech company Xiaomi, who makes the Mi line of smartphones, is looking to break into the U.S. market. According to the company’s senior vice president, Wang Xiang, it’s looking at next year as a starting point. “Next year we hope we can do something there,” Wang told Reuters, calling the U.S. market “very attractive.”  SEE ALSO: Sorry, Apple and Samsung — the best smartphone innovation is happening in China right now But, for the Chinese smartphone maker, selling its phones in the U.S.A. is going to be a challenge. A chief rival of Xiaomi, Huawei, had big plans for expansion into the U.S. market too. Huawei was aiming to begin a big push into America, complete with carrier announcements, at CES 2018. But but just before the show AT&T reportedly pulled out of the deal after people in the Trump administration made clear their opposition to Chinese tech companies strengthening their presence in the U.S. market. Read more...More about Business, Mobile, China, Smartphones, and Xiaomi

 
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