Riding high on popularity, chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has finally opened its online portal Mi Store in India, leading to an end to exclusive availability of its products on the e-commerce portal Flipkart.
As of now, Xiaomi is only selling accessories and not smartphones on the web store. However, the company has not ruled out selling smartphones on the website in coming months. Nevertheless, Flipkart continues to be the exclusive sales partner for Xiaomi smartphones in India.
Xiaomi has sold over a million smartphones in India since it arrived in the country last July. However, products like Yi action camera and Mi Band fitness tracker are yet to hit the market, along with new smartphones Mi Note and Mi Note Pro.
At a press meet last week, Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra and India head Manu Jain said that the company will open 100 Experience Zones in its service centres starting next month, where the company's products will be available for a hands-on experience, but not purchase.