Xiaomi Reportedly Planning to Expand Its Smartphone Portfolio to Boost Sales

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Going by latest rumours, Chinese handset makers, Xiaomi is currently planning to add more mobile devices to its portfolio, specifically in the mid and high-range of the device, in a bid to improve its domestic performance throughout China.

According to the report, the China-based company has been struggling with the shipments of its handset products in the domestic market. This led to the company falling in the fourth place after the 2016’s fourth quarter evaluation.

The company since then, has been seeking ways to add more smartphones its mid-tier and high-end variants as it is having a hard time competing with the reputable Chinese manufacturers like Oppo, Huawei, and Vivo.

Even though the company has already launched its Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix handsets, its sales have still been below market expectations, as seen in the first quarter of this year’s evaluation.

Nevertheless, in an effort to improve management of its supply chain, Xiaomi is reportedly looking forward to working with new suppliers for some parts and components. The company has also been tipped to purchase display modules for its smartphones from Truly Opto-electronics.

Separately, the Chinese handset makers are also reportedly also planning to launch their next-generation Mi 5c mobile device, which has been recently tipped to be powered by its in-house Pinecone V670 CPUs sometime in March.

In line with handset shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016 in China, Huawei was seen to have topped the list followed by Oppo and Vivo. Unfortunately, Xiaomi and Apple were reportedly discovered to have occupied the fourth and fifth position respectively.

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