Xiaomi has long wanted to sell smartphones in the US, but there has always been something holding it back: overstretched resources, the challenges of making US-friendly devices, you name it. However, this might be the year it launches phones stateside... maybe. Chairman Lei Jun has revealed that Xiaomi intends to sell phones in the US market by the end of 2018 or early 2019. He didn't outline details at this early stage, but he was aware that there would be hurdles to jump, including adapting to American regulations and accommodating customers' needs. Xiaomi already sells fitness trackers and other accessories in the US, so some of the infrastructure is already in place.