Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is targeting to boost international presence with a plan to enter the US market next year.
In an interview with Reuters, Xiaomi Vice President Wang Xiang revealed the group’s plan for 2019.
He described the US as a “very attractive” market and even said that Xiaomi will be developing devices suited for the US networks.
Xiang is hopeful that their talks with international carriers will bear fruit. However, concerns on the US government’s recent moves against Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE still emerge.
Despite this, Xiang is keeping his head high about prospects for Xiaomi’s entry into the US.
He said with its good business relations with San Diego-based chip manufacturer Qualcomm and Google’s parent company Alphabet, he is bullish the company can set its presence in the country.
Xiaomi continues to expand to other big markets like France and Italy. Recently, it defeated Samsung in India as the biggest vendor.