Xiaomi to Open Store in São Paulo and Expand its Presence in Brazil

The company's presence and ambition in the country are said to go far beyond mobile phones.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - While success-spoiled Huawei is declared pariah by most of the Western world, its competitor Xiaomi is heavily investing, intending to hijack Huawei's global market share. Brazil is one of the important target markets.

The Chinese electronics giant has launched five new phones, announced a partnership with DL Eletrônicos, and confirmed the opening of its first official store in Brazil.

So far, the company has only confirmed a single unit, scheduled to open on June 1st at Shopping Ibirapuera, in the south zone of São Paulo. However, it . . .

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