BEACON TRANSCRIPT – While Xiaomi is without a shadow of the doubt the number 1 mobile retailer in China, it would seem that the company has no plans of expanding its business ventures into the United States. Recently, US Mobile removed Xiaomi products from online store, after the China-based company declared that the US carrier is not authorized to sell Xiaomi products.
According to a new survey posted by Canalys and Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi has officially crowned itself the number one phone manufacturer in China. The China-based company actually managed to rob Huawei of the title, although there are some spars between the two companies.
However, even though Xiaomi managed to overpower Huawei when it comes to the Chinese smartphone market, Huawei has expanded its business ventures overseas. Huawei products are currently available in phone store all over Europe and North America.
Recently, according to US Mobile, a North American wave carrier, Xiaomi decided to change its mind about bringing its products across the sea. To this end, US mobile has boasted on its site that several new Xiaomi handsets are available for purchase. The handsets in question are Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4 and Redmi 3, all of them being older models.
Although the fact did raise some suspicion given the fact that Xiaomi was strong in its resolution to stick to the Chinese markets. Nevertheless, 3 new genuine Xiaomi phones were marked as for sale on US Mobile’s official website.
What’s even more disconcerting is the fact that not one of the 3 handsets could support the 4G LTE technology, required by all North American wave carriers. Although the phone may work like a charm in China, it would seem that they are useless in North America.
After a while, Xiaomi came forward to make a declaration. According to the Chinese company, US Mobile is not considered an official partner of the company, thus, it is not entitled, nor authorized to distribute and commercialize products that bear Xiaomi’s signature.
Despite the fact that US Mobile made no official comments regarding the incident, the Xiaomi products were removed from the online store.
US Mobile removed Xiaomi products from Online store after the Chinese company declared that the US-based company is not authorized to sell their handsets. Moreover, it would seem that the US wave carrier acquired these handsets via a third-party retailer.
The products were removed from US Mobile’s site and the Chinese smartphone manufacturer made no further comments on the incident. At this point, it is unclear whether Xiaomi’s move should be considered or not as proof that it has no intention of expanding the business overseas.