Xiaomi handsets hit market
Solar Electro Bangladesh Ltd has recently launched three smartphones of Xiaomi—a Chinese mobile brand—in the local market. The handsets are priced between Tk 16,900 and Tk 37,900.
Solar Electro imported 4,000 handsets, and some other mid-priced smartphones will reach Dhaka soon, said DM Majibor Rahman, managing director of the company.
The company also opened two brand shops at Bashundhara City shopping mall and one in Jamuna Future Park in the capital, he said.
The importer is also taking preparation to open 15 more brand shops across the country, mostly in city areas.
Xiaomi will bring a huge change in the market and “will be the country's number one smartphone brand within a short span,” said Rahman.
Solar Electro will soon appoint distributors across the country, he said. Xiaomi, the fourth largest handset maker in Chain after Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, is designing mobile phones with low price tags, especially for Bangladesh, which will soon be launched, Rahman added.
Xiaomi shipped 10.5 million handsets in April-June this year with a 9.5 percent global market share, according to IDC Asia Pacific quarterly mobile phone tracker.
The brand sold 70.8 million units last year and had a 5 percent market share in the smartphone segment.