OCT 29, 2014: Xiaomi- the Chinese handset maker that is currently in the top five of the world, is known to arrive here in Nepal. Previously Xiaomi fans here in Nepal used to buy the devices straight from China or recently from India. Now it is known that it will be completely hassle free to get those devices (phones and accessories) here in Nepal as Mobiland Electronic pvt. ltd claims to have got the authority and even looking for distributors to sell it all over Nepal. It is also known that the devices will be available in the market after 20th of Kartik. According to Subarna Maharjan of Mobiland Electronic Pvt. Ltd, they have already taken approval from NTA (Nepal Telecommunication Authority) to sell the Xiaomi smartphones in Nepal. Till the device becomes available in the market, they have even started taking pre-booking in their website.
|Pic: New Xiaomi store in the making at Hua xiang bei, Shenzhen, China|
Xiaomi's current range of Smartphones are: Mi2/2S, Mi3, Mi4, Redmi Note, Redmi1s, Mipad (tablet). Compared to similar devices from other vendors, Xiaomi phones are cheaper with build quality. Its android skin (MIUI) is also very popular with several amazing features. The latest being MIUI 6 is available for Mi2, Mi3 and Mi4 in its developer version, but stable version is not yet out, which is scheduled for the end of this year.
Popular accessories from Xiaomi include the piston earphone/headphone, Mi power bank (Batterry bank: 5200 mAh and 10400 mAh), Mifi router and screen protector/cover. As the price of these devices are not yet fixed, it is hard to tell the business despite the popularity of device and excitement.