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Xiaomi end Flipkart exclusivity

Xiaomi has finally opened its online portal Mi Store in India, meaning that its products are not exclusive to the e-commerce poster boy Flipkart anymore. 

Xiaomi is only selling accessories on the web store as of now, not smartphones. Therefore, you can only purchase earphones and cases & covers for Xiaomi smartphones from the e-store at present. However, the company has not ruled out selling smartphones on the website in coming months. 

Nevertheless, Flipkart continues to be the exclusive sales partner for Xiaomi smartphones in India. 

Xiaomi has sold over a million smartphones in India since it arrived in the country last July. However, products like Yi action camera and Mi Band fitness tracker are yet to hit the market, along with new smartphones Mi Note and Mi Note Pro. 

At a press meet last week, Xiaomi global vice president Hugo Barra and India head Manu Jain said that the company will open 100 Experience Zones in its service centres starting next month, where the company's products will be available for a hands-on experience, but not purchase

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