Karma? Chinese Company Knocks off Apple Knockoff Xiaomi


August 12, 2014 by ...

This is great. A Chinese English teacher started a cell phone company whose business model is to ape an ‘Apple ape’, Xiaomi. Of course Xiaomi is much more than merely an Apple knockoff, but much of its initial buzz is related to just that.

In a land of Shanzhai or clever cloning, it should come as no surprise that companies are keen to copy Xiaomi’s success. Enter Smartisian, a wannabe Apple.

The company in question also seems to be more than a one trick pony and has created its own software a-la Xiami’s very own.

China is killing the cell phone startups with a cell phone cluster in southern provinces. Startup costs are next to nothing and just about all one needs to succeed is close at hand. This area is, after all, the birthplace of China’s shanzhai phone market.

The news of this Xiamo ‘ape’ should actually go far in assisting Lei Jun’s efforts. It will give him cred as he is actually the one people want to mimic.

Look for more about this interesting turn of events.


5 thoughts on “Karma? Chinese Company Knocks off Apple Knockoff Xiaomi

  1. A guy in China says:

    This company will never last. They are plagued with quality issues and rely on knocking off Apple kit. It is a tyoical Chinese company. Rely on government subsidies and protectionism in order to survive.


  2. […] of these is a game changer. In fact, all of them are easily replicable, a thing that Smartisia is doing right now. That Chinese firm is cloning the Apple clone, or at least trying to do […]


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