Just a few days after Xiaomi announced a big event in the UK for November 8th, where it will be unveiling the Mi 8 Pro for the UK market, Xiaomi has not surprisingly announced another event that will take place in New York. While Xiaomi's US site does not sell phones, nor there are any official retailers, this could be a big move from the company to enter the US market.
Xiaomi's US site sells devices like Mi Home Security Camera, Mi Electric Scooter, Mi Power Bank Pro, and some other devices so it could add phones as well, at least unless it gets banned like ZTE and Huawei.
OnePlus has a great deal with T-Mobile for the OnePlus 6T smartphone so Xiaomi might be looking for a similar deal in the US. The company already announced that it has managed to ship 100 million smartphones this year, and it actually has some pretty good smartphones that could do well in the US, including the Mi A2 or the Pocophone F1.
Originally spotted by xda-developers.com site, the announcement came from a Reddit post by Aaron Yang, Xiaomi's Operational Project Manager for the North American region. There is actually a way to sign up for the event and be picked out to join it and meet the team and the form actually says that US-based applicants are preferred.
Hopefully, Xiaomi in the US will provide further details soon.