Xiaomi is still eyeing the US smartphone market


Things have been rough going on the home front for Xiaomi of late. According to numbers posted by IDC last week, the Chinese smartphone maker’s marketshare has slipped considerably on its own turf, tumbling to number four as fellow countryman Huawei took top honors.

Even so, the company is still looking toward international expansion, including, notably, a push into the US market controlled by the likes of Apple and Samsung — a market that’s proven particularly tough for new entrants.

In an interview with Bloomberg, VP Hugo Barra reasserted the company’s interest in the States, while admitting that it will be a tough mountain to climb. Barra noted that the market is “very important,” but tackling it will require prefect timing at the company continues to focus…

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