Xiaomi giftbox for 2015: Mi 4, Mi band, Mi TV 2 and own e-commerce portal

Xiaomi India will venture into wearables, smart TVs, smart home solutions and more in 2015.

Written by Debashis Sarkar | New Delhi | Updated: December 29, 2014 12:59 pm
Xiaomi, Mi 4, Mi TV 2, Mi band, Mi Pad Xiaomi India will venture into wearables, smart TVs, smart home solutions and more in 2015.

Chinese startup Xiaomi has big plans for the strategic Indian market in 2015, including bringing in more value-for-money products, boosting after-sales service and investing in local startups.

Despite setbacks like the recent IAF privacy scare and Ericsson lawsuit, Xiaomi is betting big on India. “The Ericsson lawsuit did not have much impact on our India business. Business is as usual for us and I would like to thank all Mi fans in India. As far as the privacy scare is concerned, I would like to say that Xiaomi is a very transparent company and we are taking all necessary steps to protect the trust of our customers,” said Manu Jain, India head, Xiaomi.

Xiaomi is looking forward to expand its product portfolio. “Not just smartphones, we will launch products in almost all segments at a competitive prices. We are also looking at launching products in India first,” added Jain.

The company is not restricting itself to just smartphone only next year. The Chinese brand will venture into wearables, smart TVs, smart home solutions and more. The confirmed product launches for 2015 are:

Mi 4 smartphone: The Mi 4 will come very soon in India and is speculated to be launched in January. Jain hinted that the price would be around Rs 20,000. Given the fact that Xiaomi likes to surprise its fans, we can expect the price to be less than that.

Mi band: Xiaomi is ready to launch its fitness band called Mi Band by March 2015. The Mi band is priced at around US $15. “The price in India will be similar too,” said Jain.

Mi TV 2: Xiaomi will launch its first smart TV in India, Mi TV 2, in second half of 2015 at a price of around Rs 40,000. “The smart TV will take some time as we are partnering with content providers and service centres in India. The content will not come from our end. The price will include the 8-speaker soundbar too,” said Jain.

Mi TV 2 features a 49-inch 4K FUll HD display and runs on a MStar quad-core 1.45GHz CPU with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB flash memory and supports up to 64GB external storage. The TV runs on MIUI TV Android-based OS and offers dedicated 11-key remote and gesture remote app.

Xiaomi will look at selling its products through its own e-commerce website in 2015. “While we will be continuing our partnership with Flipkart, we would set up our own e-commerce office in India and will sell Mi products as well,” said Jain. The e-commerce website will only sell Xiaomi products and services.

Also, Xiaomi has already hired two employees for its R&D facility in Bengaluru. This facility will focus on developing India-specific mobiles services. “We are looking at expanding our R&D facility in the coming months,” said Jain.

“We are aiming to launch at least 100 exclusive Mi service centres across India for only Xiaomi products. These Mi stores might also have an experience zone,” said Jain. Currently, Xiaomi has partnered with other multi-branded service stores to provide after sales support to customers in India.
The company’s growth plan also includes investing in Indian startups working on mobile services. “We might acquire several local startups or will look at incubating them,” added Jain.

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    Ranganathan B
    Apr 9, 2015 at 5:24 am
    Since i have a great faith in quality and economy on M I bs. Iam egsry waiting for M I U H D tv . Not going to buy any other b. Waiting for its launch in india.
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      HoldingMirror@U
      Feb 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm
      Eagerly waiting for MI TV.Waiting for budget android TV for almost 4-5 years now.
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        Goutam Ganguly
        Mar 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm
        I like to buy one Mi tv
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          K Ravinder
          Jul 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm
          I want xiaomi mi tv 40 inches 3D android smart tv
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            krish
            Feb 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm
            Yes iwant mi tv plz release in india...and where to buy tellme.
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              n.krishna murthy
              Nov 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm
              I want to purchase the xiamoni 40 inch tv mi2, the following is my address Name and address; N.krishna murhy No.97/16, First Main Road seshadripuram,Bangaloe-560020, KARANATAKA STATE, INDIA Mob No. 91-9448960662 Kindly clarify how to make payments, mode of delivery, technical specifications, service centres and warrantry period, etc
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                nikhil
                Oct 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm
                When its come in market
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                  pk
                  Jul 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm
                  I am also waitingwaiting for MI tv uhd ..launch in india at the earliest please...
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                    Raj Kumar
                    Jan 12, 2015 at 6:53 am
                    one of the great mobile phones in indian market at low price rate.waiting for it to come.
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                      singhnsk
                      Jan 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm
                      Most probably, they won't :P
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                        KD
                        Feb 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm
                        Looks like you are waiting for your wife/gf to come out when they asked you to wait for five minutes for make-up :P
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                          Vishal
                          Mar 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm
                          Those waiting for budget Smart Ultra HD LED TV, have option, as Micromax has launched two variants on 13th March, exclusively through Flipkart. The feature look to be impresive.
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                            AFSAL P
                            Dec 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm
                            One thing is missing in this report, xiaomi will establish a manufacturing facility in India at the end of 2015 along with Brazil.
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                              AJ
                              Dec 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm
                              Mi4 is most awaited smart phone, Mr. Jain and Mr. Barra this is my humble request to you that please don't use the e-commerce website medium this time. I can't tell you much I got irritated at the time of Mi3....
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                                Chetan Kakhandki
                                Dec 26, 2014 at 10:16 am
                                I would like to buy Mi TV2
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                                  TechSpouse
                                  Dec 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm
                                  Great post about Xiaomi TechSpouse
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                                    Evelyn Joseph
                                    Dec 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm
                                    wow another phone in xiaomi..i am waiting for thisdhivyabizbilla b2b portal
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                                      gauravjit from
                                      Dec 27, 2014 at 4:12 am
                                      i want to buy mi 4....please ensure it would relwase january
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                                        gauravjit from
                                        Dec 27, 2014 at 4:12 am
                                        release
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                                          kamal
                                          Dec 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm
                                          Which color will be avail..i guess blk is best..i m also using mi4 white..
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                                            Pankaj Kumar
                                            Dec 26, 2014 at 3:52 pm
                                            India is eventually lagging in make in India concept. Due to low self life in technology field, Indian company can rise any time to serve the mes. But who will take lead. From Micromax to flipkart, everybody is imparting their gift to chinese economy. I cant rant as my iPhone is also MIC.
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