Xiaomi has maintained good growth in the smartphone business, may it be in company’s homeland China, or in other markets such as India. Their devices are selling like a piece of cake, the more, the merrier. The company has already sold more than 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of this year.
Looking at current new launches, we expect the sales to go above 60 millions, which was the number of devices that company sold last year. And these are just figures of their Mi smartphone sales. They’re one of the biggest startup companies with presence in almost every products, may it be wearables, IoT, TVs, Accessories, etc. Although, there are some products company was yet to foray into.
Now it has being reported that company is foraying into the notebooks market. The Inventec Corp chairman Richard Lee confirmed that they would be jointly designing and manufacturing Xiaomi’s first laptop, which should sport a premium design and affordable pricing. Though, except for the confirmation that a new product is coming from Xiaomi, there was nothing more shared by the chairman.
According to the Chinese leakster leaksfly, the first laptop from Xiaomi will launch in two variants, one with Intel i5 processor and the other with Intel i7 processor. We expect this to be the latest 5th Gen processors that were unveiled earlier.
The Chinese mobile giant is likely to follow the same aggressive business model for their laptop products that was adopted for smartphone business. This would be first official confirmation of Xiaomi making a laptop as we have heard the rumored quite a while back when Bloomberg released a report.
Moreover, the Mr. Lee told to Taipei Times that they’re aiming to ship the device in the first or second quarter of next year. There are no mentions whether the laptop would be targeted to premium audiences like Apple Macbook and Lenovo ThinkPad.
But it is sure that company would be gunning for top five positions in the coming five years, as they did with their smartphones business. And now the company is considered to be fourth largest smartphone vendor.
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