Xiaomi has been looking at other markets and have become very successful since launching devices outside of China. Persistent rumors suggesting an expansion into the US, UK, and other larger markets starts with the upcoming launch of the Xiaomi Mi6 in 2016.
The latest Xiaomi Mi6 release date rumors suggest we’ll have to wait until the end of the year, but the good news is it’s looking like it’ll be featured in new markets. Xiaomi has become very popular in both China and India, and have ventured into other markets in limited fashion.
Starting with the Mi6, it’s looking like the Chinese start-up is looking to introduce some of their new and older flagship devices in new markets. Markets such as the US, UK, Canada, and of course China and India are expected to get their hands on the new Mi6 which is expected to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple on a global scale.
The uncertainty of how consumers will respond to a handset sporting similar specs as the Galaxy S and iPhone series, but at a significantly lower price. The price of the Xiaomi Mi6 is expected to appeal to many budget minded consumers looking to get a whole lot more, but pay a whole lot less. The Mi6 is expected to be priced well below other 2016 flagships including the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7, but priced hundreds less.
If the current release date rumors are true, and if the Mi6 does launch here in the US we could see a very competitive price tag of only $450. This will be about $300 less than the GS7 and iPhone 7 with all sharing similar specs. In China and India, we all know how receptive consumers will be with the 2016 flagship, but the uncertainty in other markets such as the US and UK is something we can’t wait to see.
We’ll update you when all the details on the Xiaomi Mi6 release date does become official, but don’t expect it until October of 2016.