In Makati, to be exact. At Sentro Greenbelt, to be more precise. A shared FaceBook and Google+ status by Xiaomi Global Vice President Hugo Barra told of his whereabouts for one night. That shared post also casually announced Xioami’s Philippine Product Manager, Anne Olvido (see lead image above). This development could mean, following news of their official Philippines website, that Xiaomi phones may soon be locally available.

Xiaomi is known for coming out with reasonably priced Android smartphones with competitive specs. And by reasonable we mean reasonable given the specs and build quality in relation to the price. The Xiaomi line up includes the Mi 3 (a Snapdragon 800 flagship selling for around P15k, and a successor is said to be in the works) and the quad core Redmi Dual SIM selling for around P6k.

Hugo Barra was a former VP of Google and joined Xiaomi in 2013.


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