Xiaomi to set up 100 exclusive ‘experience’ stores in India, but won’t ‘sell’ gadgets there

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New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2015 1:25:07 PM

Xiaomi today launched its budget smartphone Redmi 2 in the Indian market priced at Rs 6,999 – this smartphone is 4G-capable.

xiaomi Redmi 2, xiaomi Redmi 2 price in India, xiaomi Redmi 2 price, xiaomi Redmi 2 India, xiaomi india, xiaomi Redmi 2 flipkart, Redmi 2, redmi 2 price in india, Tech newsXiaomi launched Redmi 2 budget smartphone and MiPad, its first tablet in India. The Dual Sim 4G smartphone has been priced at Rs 6,999 and tablet is priced at Rs 12,999.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it will open 100 stores in India this year to help consumers in the world’s third-largest smartphone market “experience” the company’s devices, but will not sell them at these stores.

Xiaomi today launched its budget smartphone Redmi 2 in the Indian market priced at Rs 6,999 – this smartphone is 4G-capable.

Xiaomi, whose low-priced but feature-rich smartphones have made it the biggest smartphone vendor in China, entered India in July and sells its phones primarily through flash sales on online retailer Flipkart.com.

The ‘service and experience stores’ would be set up over 500 to 1,000 square feet and will launch in cities including Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore in the first week of April, Manu Jain, Xiaomi’s India head, told reporters in New Delhi at the launch of the company’s latest budget smartphone. (Xiaomi launches Mi Pad)

Though the company started selling its Redmi Note 4G handsets through outlets of the country’s top carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd in January, it is not in “active discussions with any other offline partner”, Jain said.

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