The bigger question is whether a single CHINESE phone company even needs to make it into the tiny USA market?
One thing is if you look at Chinese phone makers in general, they make almost ALL of the world's cellphones! If it's not the Xiaomi brand, then it's another, and they're all taking over the USA market for phones (don't even remember if Moto is still making any in the USA).
Many cellphones have now become 'commodity' products - smae 13MP Sony camera module, same screens, same RAM, etc., so to minimize per unit costs, better to make and sell phones in the world's largest market, China, rather than try and enter the US market.
(which also has more troublesome lawyers and lawsuits - where else would a company like T-Mobile stop selling the ZTE Zmax simply to come up with a new warning to users not to open the back cover to mess with the non-replaceable battery... like the manual stated already?)
The iPhone 6/6+ is selling in droves in China not because it's the best, merely because it's new and expensive - a status symbol for the wealthy. Same reason you have foreign vehicles selling over there as well, even in the millions of dollar per car; or expensive Swiss watches.
China's reached the point where it's adding more millionaires per day to the rank of the rich than other countries, and these rich have nothing better to do with their money.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2015when mi products become available in the states, apple will have a hard time. xiaomi have had ... moreApple have had a crippling effect on most other Chinese phones in China. If Apple can beat them in their home country then I don't know what to expect from Apple's own home country.
Finally we'll get a xiomi vs apple lawsuit.... Soon.......let the suing games begin....
when mi products become available in the states, apple will have a hard time. xiaomi have had a crippling effect on samsung phones in india
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2015xiaomi is too great for U.S.Xiaomi is only great in Asia ...U.S. is ruled by Apple ...xiaomi not wanted
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2015Are u dreaming boy ? All the money are now im China + Asia, Europe & US are literally brok... moreListen Captain Dolt: Xiaomi themselves has proven the China-India only strategy isn't enough. They need to ship 8x the phones if they want to take Samsung's place and it will take alot more markets than just two (albeit the two largest) to do it. Please give me your specific numbers regarding the distribution of wealth because as of 2014 it was 50% US/Europe, 33% Asia and 17% other. Look it up instead of just claiming all the money is in China now. (And I've been working in China fir the last 10 years, too)
Angry Mobile Nerd, 28 Jun 2015Nathan if you bothered to check you'd see half of the world's wealth is in the US and Europe. ... moreAre u dreaming boy ? All the money are now im China + Asia, Europe & US are literally broke since 2008 crisis.
Unlike those poor western country who depends on carrier to subsidised their phone, Asian prefer buy off contract phone with cash.
Asian too change phone more often than Western who tide with 24 months contract.
AnonD-293750, 27 Jun 2015Bob you don't know anything about money.Nathan if you bothered to check you'd see half of the world's wealth is in the US and Europe. About 33% is in Asia including India. More people are in east, but there's still more money in the west. According to some people's logic here every company in the world should just focus on China and India and abandon the rest of the world.
Xiaomi is targeting markets that are not conductive to Apple lawsuits. Simple, really.
Xiaomi targets only emerging markets, they're entering the Brazilian market now.
This is a bad news, america is a fuge fan of xiaomi and loves chinese products
Anonymous, 27 Jun 2015We don't Need Low End in US!!!really?apple copy many thing from other phone and apple camera jsut top5 not good enough~
Apple paid off politicians to keep out competition so it can have a monopoly on overpriced low end phones with only 1GB DRAM that suffers from browser and app reloads.