Uber doesn’t just offer a service that allows you to call a car on demand. It has tried to provide dozens of unique services over the years, including Christmas tree deliveries, on-demand helicopters and more. Now it’s going to try to deliver your next smartphone. Well, if you live in select markets and you’re buying a Xiaomi phone, at least.
Xiaomi recently announced a partnership with Uber on Facebook under which Uber will deliver new Xiaomi smartphones on-demand to customers who order the new Mi Note in Singapore and Malaysia.
“This is an awesome and first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of the most innovative tech startups in the world,” former Googler and current Xiaomi international vice president Hugo Barra said on Facebook.
When a customer opens up the Uber app, customers will see a new “Xiaomi” option at the bottom which will show orange cars on the map capable of delivering a new Mi Note. “Payment will be charged directly to the credit card tied to your Uber account and a Mi Note will be delivered to you within a few minutes,” Barra explained.
The service kicks off July 27.