Xiaomi continues to rule the Chinese smartphone market

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has continued to lead the Chinese market. Company’s two models have topped the sales in the third quarter of 2014.

UK-based market research company Kantar Worldpanel Comtech stated, Xiaomi was able to grab 30.3% of the market share in China. Samsung with 18.4% was next.

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Xiaomi’s shipments increased by 18% from the previous quarter, the company shipped 18 million units of the smartphones in the third quarter.

Company’s CEO Lei Jun said that Xiaomi shipped a total of 44 million units for the first nine months. The Red Rice 1S and Rice Note models have topped the sales charts in China during the third quarter.

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According to IDC, in the third quarter of this year, Xiaomi’s global market share stood at 5.3%, following Samsung’s 23.8% and Apple’s 12%. The report also stated Mi4 as Xiaomi’s key to success.

“What remains to be seen is how quickly the company can move beyond its home territories to drive volumes higher,” the report said.

Xiaomi has also become the third largest vendor in the world following Samsung and Apple. Xiaomi improved its smartphone market share to 5.3 percent from 2.1 percent.

Samsung share dipped to 23.8 percent from 32.5 percent in Q3 2013 while Apple market share dipped to 12 percent from 12.9 percent.

Earlier there were also news about the company migrating data of non-Chinese users away from its servers in Beijing.

Xiaomi stated that it was migrating data due to performance and privacy considerations.

Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel had been asked not to use the company’s ‘Xiaomi Redmi 1s’ phones as a security risk.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

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