Xiaomi Philippines Opens Official Facebook Page, Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra To Visit The Country Next Week

Can't wait to get your hands on Xiaomi Mi Pad or the RedMi Note? Well, it appears it's only a matter or weeks - if not days - now before the breakout Chinese electronics company starts selling its products in the Philippines.

Last April 25, 2014, Xiaomi Corporation formally disclosed that the Philippines is one of the ten countries that it wants to enter soon as part of its plans for international expansion. As I've shared, by offering its products through its online store alone (Mi.com, formerly Xiaomi.com) instead of an actual one, the Chinese company is able to effectively cut costs and keep prices down to the benefit of consumers. Xiaomi is hopeful that this strategy would also work in other territories, especially in emerging markets like the Philippines.

Today, perhaps to commence its formal operations in the country, Xiaomi Philippines opened its official Facebook page (Facebook.com/XiaomiPhilippines) to serve as a hub for all of its Filipino fans and as community page where the company intends to announce the latest news about the brand.

Xiaomi Philippines

While it is a relatively young company, Xiaomi's low-cost yet high-quality and high-spec'd phones have allowed it to outsell Apple in China, as well as get the admiration of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Last year, it got the attention of the world when it was announced that Hugo Barra - who was the chief of Google's Android OS project - would be joining the company as its new Vice President.

Hugo Barra, Hugo Barra Xiaomi

TP Friends, next week, Hugo Barra will visit the Philippines and meet several technology bloggers and the media in the Philippines. He will let us in on Xiaomi's strategic plans to sell its devices in the country and will likewise answer questions about the brand. Let me know if you have questions that you want me to ask him on our meeting.