It is no surprise for anyone to know that Xiaomi has plans to expand globally, having, in addition to fans, physical stores in all countries of the world. We have already seen several of these stores throughout the continents, as well as Italy, Greece and Spain, with Europe as the main continent. That being said, the Chinese company’s desire to be recognized does not stop, so it could be planning to open around 100 new Mi stores in the huge country of Russia.
Since its debut in this country in 2017, Xiaomi has grown exponentially to become one of the top 5 smart phone providers in this country. Due to this, and according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant, both Xiaomi and Huawei are planning the expansion of their retail stores in Russia.
Russia could receive 100 new stores from Xiaomi
Kommersant cited sources in the communications market, which hinted that Xiaomi is planning to open around 100 Mi Store this year, at the same time that Huawei could open 30 stores in the same time period, and also reported that Huawei plans increase their stores from 150 to 200. In addition to that, there are also rumors that Xiaomi is looking for partners, and is already in talks with Inventive Retail Group.
Now, going back to the stores, at present Huawei has 6 stores in Russia, four being located in Moscow and one in Ufa and Novosibirsk. On the other hand, Xiaomi has 30 Mi stores distributed in different cities, as well as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Samara, Tomsk, Khabarovsk and Nizhny Novgorod, and also 29 “islands” in shopping centers.
As an extra detail, a report from the GS Analytical Center made last year showed that Huawei ranks second in terms of smart phone shipments, being located after Samsung, while Xiaomi is in fifth place, after Apple and Nokia.
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