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Ingram Micro To Distribute Xiaomi Amid Huawei Saga

Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has been picked up by a local distributor, just over a month after opening its own Australian e-store and showroom.

Ingram Micro has added Xiaomi products to its sizeable stable of brands according to CRN, seemingly undeterred about a potential shunning of Chinese companies and devices.

Ongoing trade disputes between the US and China have added further fuel to a growing global backlash against Huawei.

Xiaomi’s Australian partner Panmi is also reportedly in talks to get the company’s phones, like its Australian flagship Mi Mix 3 into carriers like Optus and Vodafone, who may soon be looking for an alternative to Huawei.

Last week Xiaomi announced higher than expected profits on the back of an international expansion effort in the face of falling smartphone sales in its home market of China.

Xiaomi is the fourth-largest seller of smartphones in the world, but also produces a variety of other products including smart home devices, electric scooters, and luggage.

Ingram Micro is the world’s largest technology distributor and operates in 37 countries.

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