Xiaomi has yet to authorize US mobile carriers for its phones. US Mobile is the first cellular carrier in the US that can officially provide Xiaomi’s mobile devices, but the American company may not have the formal approval from the Chinese producer to do it.
According to details acquired by tech media, Xiaomi has declared that it will not offer its gadgets through American providers, and US Mobile was not authorized for this operation. Interestingly, these Xiaomi mobile phones are not sold in online stores pertaining to the American carrier.
US Mobile, one of the service providers that use T-Mobile’s system, revealed this week that it could sell Meizu and Xiaomi mobile devices via its official site. Both Chinese producers make mobile phones that do not have a powerful, formal presence in the huge US marketplaces.
US Mobile’s representatives have emphasized the company’s dedication to offering a variety of gagdets that provide coverage for mobile devices not yet sold in the United States. A Xiaomi official, however, communicated to tech media that no approved suppliers have been contracted to serve the US market yet.
The American cellular carrier wanted to sell four Xiaomi gadgets: Redmi 2 at a price of $120, Mi 3 at $140, Mi 4 at $220 and the Note 2 at $150. Xiaomi’s devices are overall pretty affordable and customers can make use of their multiple choices with 150 potential combinations.
For instance, a $25 plan per month for US Mobile would get its clients 500 MB of data, along with 500 texts ad 500 minutes. Users can modify the number of minutes and data in accordance to their utilization choices to obtain the best prices for themselves.
However, the Xiaomi gadgets that US Mobile expected to offer are not suitable for LTE systems in the United States. Since the mobile phones were designed for China’s marketplaces, they cannot be compatible with US-covered 4G bands.
Competing devices such as the ones made by Blu and Samsung do not present this restriction, which offers them a serious advantage for North America. Xioami mobile phones also work with Android OS 4.4, while using older Qualcomm processors that run very well on these devices. The cell phones have a curved aluminum frame that offers them a premium experience.
As tech experts outlined, mobile phones such as Meizu, Xiaomi or Huawei became popular all over China thanks to their personalized themes. Since Google’s stores are prohibited in this country, Chinese users prefer customized application shops with heavy Android themes that are not very popular in the Western countries.
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