Official: Xiaomi is Launching in Pakistan on Feb 20th

After some delays, due to some distribution challenges, Xiaomi will finally launch in Pakistan on February 20th, 2017, we have checked.

Launch news came after the Chinese phone-maker partnered with Smart Link for its distribution, management and other functions in Pakistan.

Launch event will be held in Islamabad and is likely to be attended by Xiomi officials from China as well. Zong and Daraz are also mentioned as launch partners.

According to information made available to ProPakistani, Xiaomi phones will be made available in stores across Pakistan immediately after launch. Alongside, Xiaomi phones will also be available at online stores including Daraz.

We know that at least four Xiaomi phones had been given type approval from PTA, and it is likely that more phones will be retailed in Pakistan very soon.

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Currently type approved phones include:

We don’t have any words on prices of these phones as of yet but, as you may expect, we will bring you the details as soon as it would be possible for us.

Not to mention, Xiaomi phones will be retailed in Pakistan with official warranty and after support services.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Abdul Rafay Amir

    yay party!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tariq

    i m going to buy

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    I think Xiaomi sells its smartphones via online stores only.

  • saad malik

    the phone wull not be manufactured in pakistan so whats the good news.

    • Nadeem Malik

      check the specs and features mate you will be amazed what xiaomi is offering in these price range,,

    • SBFarooq

      Your statement required a lot of user’s power to generate explanation to make a shread of sense to it…

      • saad malik

        the phone will only make our current account deficit go up since it is manufactured overseas. it could be a good news if the phone was manufactured in pakistan but sadly ot isnt.
        hope u get it now.

        • waqar hussain

          Ok so basically you are saying it is less good news? Or it is not good news at all?

          Bhai Kehna kiya chahty ho?

          Less or not but still it is good news.

        • SBFarooq

          The phone will actually reduce it… It’s better technology for cheaper prices.. The actual cost (like every other mobile phone in existence) is packed with the made in Q mobile wala ChyeeNa.. So a $100 shitty phone from kyun Mobile.. Vs.. $300 Budget Flagship from Xiaomi.. The $300 Will cost you less.. As it would probably be a replacement for a $600 iPhone with a made in India tag.. So please let me know when you are available to discuss this further… My dear friend.

          • Muhammad Farooqi

            I like ur terms… “Kyun mobile” and “chyeena” epic

        • Ahmad Khan Sabri

          Specs and price wise Xiaomi Mobile are the world’s best mobiles. We are waiting for the welcome the Xiaomi. So for some of us it is very good news saad malik sahib

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Apple aur Samsung ks shehar main manufactur ho rha hai Karachi k?

      • Adeel

        Ovais Bhai Karachi khud shehar hai ?

        • Muhammed Ovais Alam

          Lol. Sahi kaha

      • Imam Bux

        Jo log Karachi ko Pakistan samajhte hain dar=asal woh Karachi se bahr nhn nikle. Main Karachi main rehta hoon and I have witnessed this. I feel pity. :D

    • Faheem Ahmed

      atleast it would be better than Qmobile

  • Rizwan Ahmed

    Can anyone tell me that if I order the xiaomi phones via ali express then where I can receive my order

    • Nadeem Malik

      dude wait for 20th feb you can but it from pak as well

    • hassancent

      No, its the case with every phone. You will need some paper work or something along with high fee. Basically Now you can buy the phone with paper work because its legal here. Before you couldn’t even do that. Its not worth it. Unless you know someone in customs. Its usually more expensive then buying it locally.

      • Rizwan Ahmed

        So it means I couldn’t buy the phone or anything from aliexpress in Pakistan. But I think I can purchase the mobile where I put the details of any other country except Pakistan like I have my relatives in other countries .

        • hassancent

          Yes you can buy the phone. It will reach pakistan customs. Problem starts from there. Some people were lucky enough to get older phones like samsung s2, s3 without going through customs. But for newer model. You will need to get noc for your phone. I don’t remember the complete procedure but it does take 2-4 weeks. You will need to send a letter to them with phone imei and your personal details e.t.c. Its not worth it in the end. Not to mention the custom high price that you will need to pay. Even though its listed as only 1.5k pkr in offical documents.

  • Again Daraz Pk ?
    Phir to Prize Zaida He Hogi !
    Daraz again Lootlo Hamay !

    • vicky vj

      Yeah :D

    • Muhammad Yasir

      damn

  • Muhammad Shuja Qureshi.

    What about “Mi Note 2” will it come at launch time?
    http://www.mi.com/en/minote2/

  • Muhammad Arif Kamboh

    Totally fake mobile model
    given

    oper mention mobile launch nhi hoon ge balke

    MI4I
    Mi4c
    3S
    4A

    jaise mobile double price pr launch hoon ge

    • smartlink

      NOP. i assure you that we are coming up with new models with rock botton prices.

      • Bilal Ahmed

        kindly share prices of models which you are launching?

      • Zaki Uddin

        yep have a teaser for us

  • ???

    yaar woh DTH ka kya bana?????

    • Imam Bux

      Ye CPEC main shaamil hai :P

      • Umar Mian

        Game changer. :P

  • Muhammad Yasir

    AFTER SALES* services !

    also … pricing will be the ONLY denominator in deciding how successful Xiaomi will be in Pakistan !

  • Bilal Ahmed

    where is smartlink? prices are not mentioned means prices are high as compare to retailers…am i right smartlink?

  • Saqib

    Can you confirm whether it will be note 3 or note3 pro?

    • smartlink

      note 4 is on way. note 3 is outdated.

      • Lol, Note 3 SD version still performs matter than Note 4 SD.
        Don’t even ask about MTK versions of both useless sh*ts.

  • Is it Mi5 or Mi5s? Writer put Mi5s link over Mi5.
    BTW what about other models? Will they reveal launch date for other models? Prices on that event?

    • Bilal Ahmed

      bhai aap dubai se mangwa lo mi5s 27 28mein mil jaiga easily…yahan k aasre mein nahi raho

      • I checked Souq and some other online stores, their prices are high as compared to AliExpress for Mi5s…

        • Bilal Ahmed

          awais k name se aik shop hai dubai mein i will share

          • Bhai aap dubai se mngwa do mein buy kr lunga aap se. Done? :D

            • Bilal Ahmed
              • Jawad

                Can u please provide the link of this shop or adress??

              • Jawad

                Or any contact # ???

              • Jawad

                Bilal ahmed can u please confirm the adress or contact number of this shop??

              • Jawad

                Bilal can u please xonfirm the adress or contact number of this shop ??

                • Bilal Ahmed

                  i have not its details but it will be easily available if you google it

                  • Jawad

                    Bilal ahmed bhai i googled but is name sy koe b shop nhe mili :(

                    • Bilal Ahmed

                      google maps pe check karo yellow pages

                    • Jawad

                      COULD NOT FIND :(

          • link?

  • Abdullah Raza

    i am also using Xiaomi Mi5 … amazing cell phone really ..

    • Adeel

      Raza Bhai har shaks jo phone use karta hai wo us k liye Amazing he hota hai. It’s Natural ?

      • Zaroori ni, Mein ne Redmi Note 3 use kiya ha 6 months k liye. Absolutely crap mediatek phone. Snapdragon hota to mazay ka hota.

        • Adeel

          Attiq bhai hamesha invest us mein karni chahiye jis ki resale value ho, 8-9 maah ya 1 saal se zyada Majority phone use nhn karti isi liye jab sale karen to zyada nuqsaan na ho. Value for money bohat ache ache phones available hain but unfortunately un ki resale value zero hai

          • FuriousNinja

            Jsko features dhk kr lena h wo resale value ni dhekyga. Hoskta h usne wo bechna hi na ho or bad me new ya used alg s le. Hr trh k log hain and buying phone while keeping resale value in mind and not the features is not so great an option.

            • Adeel

              Explain the features difference between Xiaomi, Samsung, Htc, Lg, Huawei

              • FuriousNinja

                Kya kehna chah rhay ho Bhai? Bat resale value ki hrhi h and you are talking about elaborating features for you. Jisko js set ka shok h wo resale value ni dhkyga, lelyga chup krke. This is the point.

                • Adeel

                  Bhai ap he ne features ki baat ki thi Meine to comment mein clearly likha tha k “MAJORITY” 1 saal se zyada phone use nhn karti jo 2-3 saal chalate hain wo Minority mein milen ge jo chahe wo le len, baki jo log Jaldi phones change karte rehte hain wo hamesha us brand ko ehmiyat den ge jis ki resale value ho
                  https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc36421f71e34fa023025890d639d2a4a05b73803ea0ddfcadc6677fc19ce27a.png

                  • FuriousNinja

                    Han ap sahi keh rhe ho or mra bi yahi mtlb tha k jo ‘shokeen’ log hain unko ni prwah hti resale ki. Kher.

              • SBFarooq

                The real difference comes with the SOC.. So let’s say that the Mi Max with SD 652 is for 300$ whereas Samsung offers the same chipset in its A9 pro for $600 and the the same goes for the Asus Zenfone3 Ultra… So.. Even though they offer the same specs to the user but can result in different resale values due to the demographic being targeted here…

                • Adeel

                  Bravo….. But Farooq bhai SoC k elawa bhi bohat factors hote jo seedha phone ki price pe effect karte hain and the main thing is how durable the phone are, agar phone he durable na ho to System on Chip ka kya karna

          • tahir aziz

            bhai aik had tu theek hy but jo achay phones hay yahaan koi janta nhi yahaan sirf samsung. apple . ya phir qmobile k pechay paray huay hain lekin jo best cheez use krna chahtay hy woh re sale velue k chakar main nhi partay jaisay oneplus 3t 2016 ka best killer phone rha hy pakistan main 6gb ram 64 rom ka 55k or 128 ka 65k main available hy or log buy kr rhy hain tu bhai best mobile buy krna hy tu yeh soch rakhna bekar hy phir tu qmobile hy use krain ya samsung ka 37000/- ka mobile lain jo sirf 2 gb ram or sirf 16 rom day rha hy had hy bhai.

            • Adeel

              Tahir bhai ooper comment mein yehi to likha tha k value for money bohat ache options available hain, OnePlus 3 and 3T is one of them

              • Waqas A Sindhi

                Join Xiaomi fan group Pakistan on Facebook

  • Ashfaque Khatti (Affy)

    I have been using Mi 5, 32gb variant since august 2016, i had it shipped from aliexpress.com. it is indeed an amazing phone. Can’t wait to have Xiaomi officially been selling their smartphones in Pakistan. Really happy.

    • Ishtiaq

      Gullu tax kitna bhara phone manwanay main.

  • What versions of these phones will be available for us? Mediatek? #acha_sorry :P

    • Bilal Ahmed

      wesay chances snapdragon k hain…baqi allah khair karay :-D

  • Faheem Ahmed

    Qmobile killer! has finally come! with regular software updates,gyroscope,latest os,support,and better latest apps

  • Faheem Ahmed

    PRICES WOULD DIFFIDENTLY BE DOUBLE THAN IN INDIA :(

    • Hola

      Obviously, 1 PKR is 0.64 INR, calculate the prices now else, you can move to India

      • Faheem Ahmed

        excuse me i know how to convert the currencies! But i meant price is definitely going to be above normal price as compared to its original price converted in PKR.

  • Saqib

    Will the snapdragon versions made available in Pakistan or not?

  • asher

    Well, Type Approval from PTA is easy like 1,2,3 Million :D

  • tahir aziz

    ab bus 20th feb ka wait hay………………………!!!!!!!!!

    • Muhammad Farooqi

      Itni kia tention hy mery bhai… Koi munasib sa , purana hi sahi, lakin acha phone khareed lo….

      • tahir aziz

        hahahha bhai mera dil jis phone pr hy is ki price abhi bohat hi hy yeh phone apnay betay k lie lena hy or tenstion nhi yaar khushi hy k koi achi cheez market main aarhi hy warna yahaan tu hum logoon k pass options hi nhi hy wohy samsung qmobile etc main aik saal say ASUS ZENFONE SELFEE use kr rha hoon its ammazing phone log lakeer k faqeer hy dosray brand ko na dekhtay hain na try krtay hain meray ghar main oppo fi plus or f1s bhi hy dono superb hy price k hisaab say samsung say bhi behtar hy tu bhai meray achi cheez aaye gi sub ka faida hoga samjhay bhai.

        • Muhammad Farooqi

          I totally agree with you. “we are begger of line” :P sirf advertisement kay followers hein.. same here. i’m using nexus 4 (it’s LG) phone, I bought 4 years back.. still faster than the most latest Kyon Mobile. upgraded to 6.0.. privacy under control. or rahi baat samsung ki.. us k pass kuch or naya hay hi nahi bas.. “rung mein bhung” dalty raho.. or NOT 5, NOT 6, and NOT 7 (i deliberately wrote NOT instead of note). Asus is one of the most mature electronics production line, along with other computer parts. i know MI is a good piece of technology, finest pixel and beautiful mobile.. Hope we see them in echonomial range.

          • tahir aziz

            100% true Bhai Khair achay ki umeed rakhni chahye ALLAH sub k liye behtri farmain Ameen

  • Najeeb

    No MI Mix :(

  • Uzair Naqvi

    finally been waiting for this for 3 months now.

  • Muhammad Farooqi

    Wow.. Timebomb, or Fruit phoneS, OR interogation phones k baad ab hazir hay.. Mission Impossible Phones ..!!!

  • Timeless

    Will they be selling other stuff too like TV?

  • Nabeel

    I have been using Huawei Mate S and i don’t see any reason why I should leave it for next 2-3 years. I wonder why people get so much crazy for new models and brands.

  • What about the Mi MIX?