Xiaomi officially arrives in France and Italy this month

07 May 2018
The good news was confirmed by Senior VP Wang Xiang on Twitter.

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Redskitter, 09 May 20184G+ is working well in Philippines Telecom so it works too in Fr... moreNot true at all! There are many 4G+-combinations used in different countries. That one combination happen to work in the Philippines say nothing.

  • AnonD-298375

DaXiong, 08 May 2018It "works" just like a phone from 2012 would work on 4G. Now ... moreSweet cheesy peas!!

4G+ is working well in Philippines Telecom so it works too in France and Italy. We have the same bands around the world except the U.S.

Bailey, 08 May 2018Well that's not true as I live in the UK and it works if you use... moreIt "works" just like a phone from 2012 would work on 4G.

Now it's 2018 and there is no reason not to have it work properly with 4G+ as supported by the SoC (and even supported on the Chinese versions in China). 4G+ gives better speeds, stability and coverage. Now the "global" phones are second class to compared to the Chinese models in China.

  • Bailey

DaXiong, 08 May 2018Without LTE band 20 and without European carrier aggregation com... moreWell that's not true as I live in the UK and it works if you use it on 3 which is great for me since they will officially be coming. And if they are selling in France and Italy they will have the band's.

trilulilu, 08 May 2018Band 20 is included in every Xiaomi phone.. With "Global version... moreBut they didn't care much about 4G+ outside China, that must be improved.

Just adding bands 4 and 20 and then calling it a day isn't that impressive, nor does it make the phone global... RN3SE was much more global, but no 4G+ at all (even though the Chinese version had it).

  • trilulilu

DaXiong, 08 May 2018Without LTE band 20 and without European carrier aggregation com... moreBand 20 is included in every Xiaomi phone.. With "Global version" sticker.. They sell global versions in the past 2-3 years.. Real problem with Xiaomi phones was availibility in EU, now i guess it won't be, anymore.

Jimbob of Jonestown, 08 May 2018Borders never stopped Germany before, right? I imagine this i... moreWithout LTE band 20 and without European carrier aggregation combinations they can't pretend to be a serious handset manufacturer in Europe. Also it's common that China only phones don't work properly in Europe.

Time to fix proper 4G+ support for countries outside of China then! (No, that some phones support 3+3 or 3+7 and a few more combinations isn't good enough)

  • AnonD-673997

I would also prefer a german Xiaomi Store... ^^

  • Jimbob of Jonestown

AnonD-754294, 08 May 2018these phones are trashFor the amount of money one pays.... I have to admit I am actually very pleasantly surprised regarding the quality of Xiaomi's handsets. I will admit that being Canadian I may be somewhat biased seeing as our cellphones cost a ton for very little featurewise, relative to what actually exists out on the market.

However, even a budget handset like the Redmi 4A performs admirably for just $130 Canadian pesos when it's on sale. If I didn't like top-specs-near-flagship phones (I'm into this tech, so I like the powerful ones) I would be very tempted to take a look at their offerings.

Hell, I still probably would, if Chinese handsets had better expected compatibility with Canadian networks.

  • Jimbob of Jonestown

german_turk, 08 May 2018What about Germany?Borders never stopped Germany before, right?

I imagine this is the preface to a large expansion throughout the EU. Not really much work if you think about it, unlike NA, EU already employs most of the same frequency bands China does. They can basically just ship the stock they already make for their domestic market instead of having to retool or make significant software modifications to accommodate NA's choice of wireless.

The availability/compatibility of Chinese handsets with European networks is something I will fully admit to be a bit jealous of. Canadian cellular choice is abysmal and it's rare I can find one that works with my carrier, least of all because my carrier is niche among niche....

Still waiting for xiaomi to open a physical store in my country. That would be sweet.

  • AnonD-754294

Shadocx, 08 May 2018I'm very happy about this :)really ?

  • german_turk

What about Germany?

I'm very happy about this :)

  • Anonymous

AnonD-754294, 08 May 2018these phones are trashgrow up!

I thing they should advertise it in arabic... if you know what I mean :]

  • AnonD-754294

these phones are trash

  • Anonymous

This means more Xiaomi phones with band 20 support!