China’s top smartphone maker is thinking about launching its phones in the U.S., the head of its international business said Wednesday.

“On the radar,” Hugo Barra told the IDG News Service, when asked about plans to launch its new flagship Mi 5 phone in the U.S. But Barra wouldn’t confirm whether that would be in 2016. “Not sure, it would be hard to say.”

Barra’s comments came on the sidelines of the launch of the Mi 5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It was the first time the company used a high-profile international event to launch a flagship phone, some had interpreted as signaling a wider international release.

Xiaomi surpassed LG Electronics to became the number five smartphone company in the world in 2015, but most of its sales are concentrated in China, India and Brazil.



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