Half a decade ago Xiaomi started manufacturing smartphones in Brazil but eventually left the market in 2016 due to the poor economic environment. Since then only third-party retailers sold Xiaomi smartphones, usually with an inflated price tag, but it looks like this is bound to change.
The Twitter account of Xiaomi Brazil suddenly got active again in the past week, with its most recent tweet asking if Mi fans are ready to see innovation to happen in Brazil again.
The Latin American division said that it noticed the enthusiasm of local Mi fans and is trying to engage with them for now, withholding any official announcement about eventual development and plans.
Since Brazil has very strict laws and taxes on technology manufactured outside the country, we are likely to see Redmi Note 7 and the likes once again made in Brazil for Xiaomi to keep their low prices.
This could also be a teaser that the company is planning to relaunch sales without actually making its gadgets in the country and simply importing them, but then it would have trouble competing with Motorola which are incredibly affordable due to the laws for taxation mentioned above.