Xiaomi has been on a veritable roll since entering the smartphone market in 2010. After just five years of operation, it’s been valued at over $45 billion and is the fourth biggest smartphone maker in the world. Now, the innovative Chinese company hopes to recapture that same success in the laptop game, the Taipei Times reports.
On Wednesday Richard Lee, chairman of manufacturer Inventec, confirmed that his company would be assembling Xiaomi’s first laptops, which he said would be shipping in the first two quarters of 2016.
“I am upbeat about the business outlook for Xiaomi’s notebook computers, as the firm has more than 200 million registered smartphone users” Lee said to reporters in New Taipei City, before adding “we will start shipping Xiaomi’s notebook computers in the first or second quarter of next year.” Inventec already has an existing relationship with the company, having manufactured its phones in the past.