Xiaomi’s new Mi Note is being delivered by Uber, in a surprising team-up that speaks highly about the value of never having to leave your couch. Indeed, waiting for a new phone to be shipped, or worse, having to go and pick it up yourself, takes much away from the actual pleasure of enjoying your new device.
Consequently, the two companies have decided to join forces for an improved user-experience. The number one smartphone OEM in China, Xiaomi, and Uber, have decided on a long-term partnership that will commence on the 27th of July.
Even so, customers will actually be able to purchase their new Mi Note smartphone a day before it officially goes on sale.
Much like hailing a normal Uber cab, you will be able to access your app and tap the “Xiaomi” icon. In mere moments, an orange colored car will be at your door, delivering a brand new Mi Note phone. The payment will run swiftly as your credit card is charged (the one you normally use for your Uber account).
Despite the fact that the partnership is currently limited to Southeast Asia, Uber and Xiaomi may have grander plans. In fact, this marketing stunt seems like the perfect occasion to broaden Xiaomi’s grasp of the mobile market.
Sprint is already delivering smartphones to customers, though United States customers will most likely not be able to resist a service such as this one.
“Experimenting and finding new, creative ways for the Uber app to provide even greater value to our riders and driver partners is a way of life at Uber,” Uber spokespeople told Business Insider.
The smartphone maker is thrilled at finally offering their new flagship product to Southeast Asian customers, especially since its partnership with Uber is bound to be enough to drive sales through the roof.
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