Last week, Xiaomi released a teaser hinting at its entry into Spain. Today, the Chinese manufacturer held an event in Madrid unveiling an online store, lots of products and partnerships with local retailers.
One of the first products that will be available to Mi fans in Spain is the Android One phone, the Mi A1. When Xiaomi announced the phone in India months ago, it said it would be available in a total of 37 countries. Of the 37 countries, 10 of them are in Europe. However, Spain was not originally among them.
The Mi A1 brings all the features of the Xiaomi Mi 5X but swaps out the MIUI ROM for Pure Android. And because it is an Android One phone, it will get updated to Android Oreo before other Xiaomi phones. The Oreo update is said to arrive before the end of 2017. The Mi A1 will sell for €229 and will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Spain will also get the Mi MIX 2 flagship phone. The 18:9 display-toting Mi MIX 2 will sell for €500 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB RAM variant. Other phones that will also be available in Spain include the Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5A, and Redmi Note 5A Prine
Xiaomi also announced that some of its Mi ecosystem products will be sold in Spain. The Mi Electric Scooter will sell for €349.99 but for a limited time it will go for €299.99. The Android-powered Mi Box is priced at €75 and the Yi 4K action camera has a €135 price tag. The Mi Band 2 will also be available for purchase in Spain.
The official Mi.com online store and retail partners like Amazon Spain and AliExpress will begin sales tomorrow, November 8 at 1 PM local time. Authorized Mi Stores at Xanadu and La Vaguada will begin sales on 11th of November, while Phone House, Media Markt, and Garrefour will begin sales on the 22nd of November.