Xiaomi’s VP Hugo Barra has recently confirmed what was only rumors and speculations till now. Their latest product, which has been making headlines, Mi MIX won’t be launching in India along with other devices like Mi Note 2, Mi 5s and Mi 5s plus.
“Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX are not coming to India. The reason why is very simple to explain. Our portfolio in India is very small. We focus on having one flagship every year which is Mi 5. From a portfolio perspective, we have one flagship a year in India”
Xiaomi has limited resources in a country like India and marketing any product would be a challenge. In India, the cheaper budget phones like the Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3s and Redmi 3 pro have done much better in sales than the flagship models like Mi 5.
In case of the MI Mix, it is gamble in itself. It is highly unlikely that Xiaomi will be making much profit outside China seeing as how it offers such expensive features at relatively low prices like (cheap hosting sites). Features like complete ceramic body, piezoelectric acoustic technology and the ultrasonic sensors are bound to be expensive to manufacture. Marketing such a product would be risky in a country like India. Similarly, the Mi Note 2 is also not debuting in India. However, its Global LTE support feature would be redundant if it is not sold outside China.
Like in India , Xiaomi has limited resources in Nepal as well. And its market is dominated by Xiaomi’s budget smartphones like the very popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. So chances are that we might never see an official launch of these products in Nepal too. However nothing has been confirmed yet.