Xiaomi is off to a great start in India or not? It depends on what you believe

By Chris DeAngelis | 11/16/15 6:26 PM

Reading the news on Xiaomi in regards to their Indian market has me shaking my head everyday with the schizophrenic views on this topic.  Take for example the WSJ "Xiaomi's big bet on the Indian internet revolution starts to pay off" and compare that to Counterpoint which claimed sales are down 46% and below MicroMax. Whatever your perspective 3 million devices to date in a newly emerging market is not bad.  The real question is whether the persistent rumors that Xiaomi's investors are getting uneasy is true and if so what it may mean going forward.

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India Continues as the go-to market for Chinese OEMs

By Chris DeAngelis | 3/19/15 11:15 PM

India continues as the go-to target market for Chinese OEMs. Huawei Honor announced they will invest $10 million to promote the brand in India including a localized marketing team and website. Xiaomi is using India to announce a major product launch on April 23 with Lei Jun and Hugo Barra in attendance. Meizu also announced the M1 launching in India in April. With Nubia, Xiaomi, Oppo, Meizu, Gionee, Huawei, Vivo and others it is starting to look as crowded as China.

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