Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi has sold a record one million smartphones in India in 18 days during the Diwali festive season, despite boycott calls of Chinese goods in the country, state media reported on Thursday. The Beijing-based company now aims at becoming largest smartphone vendor in India, the world’s fastest growing handset market, in the next three to five years, said Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi.
Lei, in an internal letter yesterday, announced that the company has sold one million smartphones in the first 18 days of this month in India, state-run China Daily reported. “India is an extremely important market in Xiaomi’s globalisation strategy. It has become our largest market outside of the Chinese mainland,” Lei said.