p Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to enter North America, but it isn’t quite the launch you may be waiting on.
The company, which was last valued at $45 billion by investors, has revealed plans to sneak into the continent by selling its Redmi Note 4 phone in Mexico.
Fans can pick up the device from Coppel, Best Buy and Sam’s Club stores when it is stocked towards the end of May.
Initially, Xiaomi is starting off with the Redmi Note 4, its budget but impressive phablet, for 5,499 MXN ($287) but it plans to offer the slightly smaller-sized Redmi 4X (3,999 MXN, $209), and others in the future.
Previously, Xiaomi sold phones in Mexico via partners but this upcoming launch will see it make a deeper push in the country.
The Android app serves as a platform for Xiaomi’s fan community to connect with the company and keep up to date on new launches and offers.