Fresh rumours about the future of Xiaomi has surfaced. After the highly questionable rumours about the possibility of the Chinese company looking to build its own smartphone processors, we now have reports that Xiaomi is looking to begin selling laptops early next year.
This particular report comes from Bloomberg, who have heard from sources that Xiaomi has been in talks with Samsung to supply memory chips and could even extend to providing displays. Neither company has commented on the matter, but it could not be out of the question for Xiaomi to at least be entertaining the idea.
Laptop sales have not been healthy of late, with many analysts predicting that the market will continue to shrink in the near future. What Xiaomi intends to do with this space is highly unknown, as it is unlikely to be able to see the same kinds of success that it has seen with its smartphones.
However, it is possible that Xiaomi is looking to expand its product range. The smartphone market is beginning to become saturated, and worldwide smartphone sales are beginning to slow down. Diversification would suit the company as it also attempts to expand its sales to developing countries like India and Brazil.
On the other hand, it is more than likely that Samsung will be happy to supply electronic components to Xiaomi for its laptops. The Korean company has been one of the most badly hit by the shift in smartphone sales, and has seen sales declining profits over the past year.
The original report says that Xiaomi is planning to release its first laptops early next year. If this is true, we should be hearing more about it towards the end of 2015.