Xiaomi wants to be Numero Uno in India within five years

After selling record 1 million smartphones in first 18 days, Xiaomi stated it wants to capture the largest market share in India.

Xiaomi Global CEO Lei Jun, in a letter, recognised potential of the smartphone maker in India and also thanked India team's effort.

"A big round of thanks to Manu and Hugo (Manu Kumar Jain, India Head for Xiaomi and Hugo Barra, VP of Xiaomi) for their outstanding leadership, to everyone at Mi India for their dedication, and to the business teams in China for their support," Jun said in the letter, also thanking Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal.


Xiaomi said India was an important market for the smartphone maker.

Jun wrote, "With the sustained efforts of our entire Xiaomi family, we will be able to capture the largest market share in India within 3-5 years.”

On October 4, Xiaomi sold 0.5 million smartphones in three days of festive season sales on Amazon, Snapdeal and Flipkart.