As per a report by The Verge, Xiaomi said that it had seen a great fan following of its products in Spain, which made the country a gateway of sorts to the rest of the European markets. A report from Engadget states that getting into the U.S market will be tough, with adapting to American regulations and setting up infrastructure, but Xiaomi already sells some of its goods in the USA, so some of it is already in place. Now Xiaomi has the lucrative North American market in its sights. However, Xiaomi deals exclusively in consumer electronics rather than telecoms equipment, so it may be able to strike deals with United States carriers without facing roadblocks from Washington. Xiaomi is confident in this big step, but at this time, it's not clear what carriers the company will partner with, or if it will partner with any at all.
From the consumer perspective, the arrival of Xiaomi smartphones puts quite a few interesting options on the table. The company's flagship Mi Mix 2 and its Android One offering Mi A1 were at the helm of this opening. Now, promising rumors are circulating regarding the upcoming Mi 7.
Huawei is selling an unlocked version of its Mate10 Pro in the US, positioning it as a premium Android device to rival Apple's iPhone X. Xiaomi could certainly go the same route. Would you be tempted by a Xiaomi device once they land in the US?