Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE. The American market won’t make room for more. Just ask established Asus how hard it’s been to get shelf space!
My own opinion, retrospectively, is that Xiaomi took a wrong path with their original tablet, which was more expensive that their customers expected. And then Lei Jun had an unrealistic ambition for it. He was ignored — and so was the tablet.
Jun and Xiaomi placed many bets for a Mi Ecosystem. He never wondered what would happen if they all turned out to be losing bets. And that one company would become a PR nightmare.
I generally ignore Chinese companies now. After years of keeping up with them and seeing them go nowhere, I can see none of them are fit to accomplish what Japanese and Korean companies once did.