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Xiaomi installs its first Mi Express Kiosk in Bengaluru; see pictures

Updated : 2019-05-19 08:37:56

People can soon buy Xiaomi smartphones and accessories through vending machines, with the Chinese handset maker set to install its own machines in major Indian cities.The latest move comes as the company works on ways to retain its dominant position in the hyper-competitive smartphone market in India. The company said this innovative model offers "the efficiency of e-commerce business making it a cost-effective approach and is scalable". The first Mi Express Kiosk was installed at the Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru. The company will set up several of these kiosks in the coming months across metro cities in public areas such as metro stations, airports, and shopping malls.

Manu Singh (second from right), vice president, Xiaomi and managing director, Xiaomi India, along with other company officials during the inauguration of first Mi Express Kiosk at the Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter )
Manu Singh (second from right), vice president, Xiaomi and managing director, Xiaomi India, along with other company officials during the inauguration of first Mi Express Kiosk at the Manyata Tech Park in Bengaluru. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter )
People can buy Xiaomi smartphones and accessories through these vending machines. Chinese handset maker will soon install its own machines in other major Indian cities also. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
People can buy Xiaomi smartphones and accessories through these vending machines. Chinese handset maker will soon install its own machines in other major Indian cities also. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
Called as 'Mi Express Kiosk', these vending machines will allow consumers to make purchases and pay for the transaction through credit or debit cards, cash and UPI. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
Called as 'Mi Express Kiosk', these vending machines will allow consumers to make purchases and pay for the transaction through credit or debit cards, cash and UPI. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
Xiaomi is looking to set up several of these kiosks in the coming months across metro cities in public areas such as metro stations, airports, and shopping malls. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
Xiaomi is looking to set up several of these kiosks in the coming months across metro cities in public areas such as metro stations, airports, and shopping malls. (Image credit: Mi India Twitter)
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