Xiaomi is aware of its positioning in the international market as the fastest growing tech hardware startup, and it now wants to bank upon the same by manufacturing their very own ‘drones’.
We’re only five months into 2016, and Xiaomi is all busy introducing their innovative hardware solutions all around the globe. The Chinese smartphone maker has already released three smartphones this year, including top-of-the-line specifications. Xiaomi also released an updated version of their custom OS, MIUI 8 with a slur of cool new features.
And then Xiaomi’s Global VP Hugo Barra recently visited San Francisco to announce their partnership with Google at Google I/O 2016. This partnership earmarks their entry into the U.S market with the launch of an AndroidTV powered Mi Box.
But we’re here to talk about Xiaomi’s leap of faith into a particularly new territory – Drones. The company has sent-out an invite on their MIUI forums for an event scheduled on 25th May. This announcement falls in line with company’s CEO Lei Jun’s vision to be the biggest hardware company on the face of Earth.
Xiaomi discusses the possible launch of a couple of drones(a budget and a high-end 4k option) in a cryptic message accompanying the event invite :
The surprise doesn’t just end here. Something wonderful and cool is flying to us very soon. A Bamboo-copter? In China, it’s the earliest flying toys consisted of feathers at the end of a stick, which was rapidly spun between the hands and released into flight. Shall we discover the world with Mi_________________________ ?
Xiaomi is having the time of its life – taking over the world, one step a time. The Chinese smartphone maker is most prominently known to pack a punch at a budget. If they are successfully able to match the likes of DJI or Parrot in their technology and specifications(at a lower price) then they would conquer the international skies, without any doubt.
Xiaomi has a child-like gleam of pride in their eyes at the moment. They see a big future ahead of them, in the form of international markets(outside China) and they’re only just getting started.