Xiaomi has never been the only one to launch its flagship phones in India and now, apparently, reports say that Lei Jun, co-founder and CEO of Xiaomi, does not believe that Mi Mix 2 and India are the "best". And, since the previous flagship did not work very well in the Indian market, its successor, the Mi Mix 2S could not be launched in India either.
According to India Today Lei Jun stated: "I think that Mi Mix 2 might not be the best option for some of the target audiences in India. It uses a four-sided curved ceramic body and gold coating of 18 carats Many of these things may not necessarily be suitable for the Indian market. "
He went on to say: "Actually, it is a work of art, the Indian market will still take some time to accept this product, so, as to whether we should work in the Mix or not, I and Manu share different opinions. I insist that we should not simply blindly bring all products to India, which may not be appropriate. "
His justification was that the products that Xiaomi brings to India are not only for the sake of expanding their portfolio but also for make sure they are popular. This is due to the fact that Mi Mix 2 was not so successful, therefore, Mi Mix 2S will not be appreciated either as it is the successor of Xiaomi's flagship.
Lei Jun credits the popularity of Mi Mix 2S in China with its wireless charging function. According to him, the loading speed is exceeding average expectations and the main advantage is the fact that the wireless charging dock is sold at a much cheaper price than the market norm.
He added: "Next year, or the following year, in premium phones, we can also introduce wireless charging in India." This basically implies that Xiaomi has no plans to launch its flagship models in India for a while. It's not surprising strategically considering that Mi Mix 2 and Mi 5, both, did not work as well as Xiaomi's Redmi series.
If the above statement seems vague, Lei Jun also said: "Our team has limited bandwidth". , so right now there are no plans to bring the Mi Mix 2S to India "
What about the phones with Android One?
There is still hope.The Mi A2, the version Android One of the Xiaomi Mi 6X, can still land in India, Lei Jun confirmed: "Yes, there is a plan to bring more Android One devices to India because there are still enough users in India who prefer Android One".
Also threw light about Xiaomi's future plans, stating, "We need to do things step by step. We already have five successful lines. Our next logical approach would be between 15,000 and 20,000. Then 20,000 and 30,000. Then 30,000 or more. "
The Xiaomi brand is mainly known for its cheap phones, in India, basic phones and mid-range phones are its strength and know how to face the competition, they currently have the largest market share in India, overthrowing to Samsung, as of the fourth quarter of 2017.
In recent days, a great expectation has been built around the Mi A2 with Xiaomi launching teasers on Weibo and leaking specifications online, the phone is expected to launch along with My 6X on April 25.