After gaining a strong foothold in the smartphones market, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is all set to launch a laptop. Bloomberg News had earlier hinted at Xiaomi’s plans to enter the laptop industry. This news was recently confirmed by Taipei Times, which reported that hardware firm Inventec has been roped in to manufacture the laptop.
Taipei Times said Inventec chairman Richard Lee has confirmed that the Xiaomi laptop could start shipping as early as the beginning of 2016. “I am upbeat about the business outlook for Xiaomi’s notebook computers, as the firm has more than 200 million registered smartphone users,” Lee said.
Competing with Apple
Xiaomi is known for producing sleek and quality devices at low costs. This means, it could give tough competition to Apple’s range of laptops in China. On the other hand, it could face competition from Apple in the US market where the latter seems to have established a monopoly.
Although little is known about the new Xiaomi laptop, it is expected to feature a sleek look with some powerful hardware.
Watch this space for all the developing information on this laptop.