Xiaomi is putting all its forces together towards being the leading smartphone maker in India. A latest report from PTI is stating that the Chinese smartphone maker will start selling smartphones from its own portal in the country.
The report said that Xiaomi will launch its website ‘Mi.com’ in India in the latter part of the year. At present, Xiaomi uses Flipkart to sell its devices in India and will continue its association with it. The company sells devices via its own websites in most of the countries where it operates except for India and Indonesia. Yesterday, another PTI report revealed that Xiaomi is looking forward to set up its first R&D unit in Bangalore, India.
“We are currently looking for warehousing and logistics partners in India, as well as deciding on a payment mechanisms like cash on delivery. It may take anywhere between three to nine months,”
Xiaomi India Head Manu Jain told PTI.
Xiaomi launched Mi4 smartphone in India yesterday for Rs 19,999. The Chinese company became the third largest smartphone maker in the world as its total shipment reached 17.3 million units, as per IDC report in October.