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Xiaomi will make its CES debut in January with a global product launch

Xiaomi has announced its attendance at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where it will launch a global product.

Published onNovember 22, 2016


Xiaomi has announced its first attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, along with a global product launch. The Chinese manufacturer made the announcement on Twitter yesterday but didn’t reveal what the upcoming product would be.

CES 2017 will take place between January 5 – January 8 and is expected to see thousands of exhibitors display new and upcoming consumer tech products across a variety of industries. Though Xiaomi is known to many as the manufacturer of smartphones, the company has a number of other consumer electronics products in its catalog, including smart home devices, fitness bands, TVs and laptops.

Hey Vegas! Will be at @CES for the first time launching an all-new product globally. Guesses? Place your bets now!
— Mi (@xiaomi) November 22, 2016

Xiaomi is yet to officially launch a smartphone in the US and this is often the source of speculation. In August, Vice President of Xiaomi International Hugo Barra told Bloomberg: “Of course, everyone expects us to launch smartphones [in the US] in the near future. We don’t have a date set for that yet but we are in the process of launching a few products in the US market.”

When asked why Xiaomi wouldn’t enter the US on a larger scale, Barra said “We have to take things slowly,” stating that Xiaomi is still a small company and had to be careful on how it approached its international expansion.

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What product do you think Xiaomi will launch at CES 2017? Let us know in the comments.