Xiaomi Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G to be sold via The Mobile Store in India: Update
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is working hard to become amajor player in the Indian market. And there is no denying the fact that the company is very close to realizing its goal. But the competition is going to be tough as both Samsung and Micromax, the two top smartphone makers in the country, besides Kabonn are working hard to offset the competition from the Chinese smartphone maker.
Nonetheless Xiaomi has done a great service to the Indian smartphone mavens. It has not just forced the existing smartphone makers out of slumber, but forced them to come out with matching and obviously very enticing products. By the way before the arrival of Xiaomiâ€™s Mi3 or for that matter Redmi 1S and Redmi Note who had thought that Micromax will come out with the like of Yureka Yu handset that is completely a value for money type of package.
Now the company is working hard to expand its footprints here in the local market. Xiaomi has now signed with Mobile Store, Indiaâ€™s leading smartphone seller in the country. Till now it is selling handsets through flash sales on Flipkart alone. But people felt frustrated due to the format of its flash sales where you first need to register and then the whole inventory used to be sold within a few seconds. Many not so tech savvy people couldnâ€™t buy the handset despite registering for it multiple times and that was immensely frustrating for them.
Leaks from within the company suggest that the online and brick-and-mortar showroom prices will match. A report in The Economic Times claims that Xiaomiâ€™s Mi 4 and Redmi Note 4G will be available through The Mobile Store â€“ via 55 stores in Delhi NCR â€“ priced at Rs 19,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively.
The alliance will also serve another purpose for Xaomi. These centers will also be converted into service centers of Xiaomi, making it all the more convenient to reach there if their handsets develop issues. Xiaomi India head, Manu Jain says â€œThis will be the first time that weâ€™re getting into offline trade in India. In China, about 20-30% of total sales come from telecom operatorsâ€™ stores while the rest comes from our online store â€“ Mi.com.â€ In line with the reports about Xiaomiâ€™s own e-commerce store, the Chinese handset maker has started selling accessories on its Mi India store . This is going to be a great news for many Xiaomi fans who didnâ€™t want the hassle of registering on Flipkart and ending up disappointed.