JB Hi-Fi set to sell Vivo and Xiaomi smartphones

Credit: Vivo

In a surprise move, a leaked JB Hi-Fi sales pamphlet has revealed the retailer will be expanding its smartphone offering with new Xiaomi and Vivo devices.

The move could shake up the local smartphone space in a big way as Vivo and Xiaomi look to establish a reputation and market share that'll let them comfortably compete against both heavyweights like Samsung and fellow Chinese brands like Oppo and Huawei.

According to the leaked pamphlet, originally shared by a user on OzBargain, JB will be selling the following new handsets as of next weeks:

  • Xiaomi Mi 9T for AU$699
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (review here) for AU$1399
  • Xiaomi Mi A3 for AU$499
  • Vivo Y17 for AU$369
  • Vivo S1 for AU$449

The arrival of these Xiaomi handsets in one of Australia's two big consumer electronics retailers look set to expand the Chinese brand's footprint and profile significantly but it's the latter that's the real get here. Previously, Vivo devices like the new Vivo Y17 and Vivo S1 have only been available through online resellers and grey market importers.

Now, the brand even have an official Australian website.

Our take? Seeing either one of these brands make their way onto JB Hi-Fi shelves would be big news but both at once could be a major disruption for both budget buyers and more expensive Android acolytes. What's more, the breadth of price-points here suggests we could be seeing some serious competition across the category heading into the holiday season.

Based on the leak, the new Xiaomi and Vivo handsets are expected to be available through both JB Hi-Fi stores and the JB Hi-Fi website from next week. Stay tuned.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags jb hi-fiVivoXiaomi

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Cate Bacon

Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

Dr Prabigya Shiwakoti

Aruba Instant On AP11D

Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?