Top Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi are known very well in a lot of markets across the globe. However, they have yet to make a mark in the United States. That’s because they don’t have the carrier support at this point in time that’s crucial for making it in the U.S. market. That might change in the coming year.
Xiaomi already sells a variety of its products in the country but smartphones aren’t at the top of that list. Xiaomi executive Wang Xiang has previously said that the company is planning to release its smartphones in the United States within two years.
It was recently reported that Huawei is in talks with major mobile carriers in the United States to start selling its smartphones in the country. Xiaomi is reportedly talking to major mobile carriers as well.
Bloomberg reports that Xiaomi is negotiating with carriers like Verizon and AT&T about selling flagship smartphones to customers in the United States as soon as next year.
The talks are said to be in a fluid state at this point in time and there’s a possibility that a deal may not be reached. Nothing is set in stone as yet.
Xiaomi has been one of the fastest-growing smartphone vendors globally over the past few years and it has been able to achieve that position without competing in the lucrative U.S. market. It may consolidate its position further in the market once it properly brings its handsets to the U.S.
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