Xiaomi topples Samsung to become #1 smartphone manufacturer in China

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, has been revealed to have become the top vendor in its home country ahead of Samsung and Lenovo.

According to the latest report from market analysis firm, Canalys, Xiaomi has managed to make impressive gains in China and become the number one vendor in the world's largest smartphone market. China currently boasts of nearly 37% of the world's smartphone shipments and being a top vendor in such a market is an enviable position for any manufacturer.

The other companies battling out in the Chinese top 10 include, Lenovo, Yulong, Huawei, BBK, ZTE, OPPO and K-Touch. Most of these OEMs are limited to China while some are expanding into other parts of Asia and Europe gradually. Xiaomi, recently started expanding itself in South-East Asia and India with similar strategy which has brought success for the company in China. In the second half of the year, Xiaomi is expected to launch devices in Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Turkey as well.

Samsung has seen a dip in sales for the first time in two years during the previous quarter as it has struggled to keep smartphone prices down and the overall slowing down of the premium smartphone market as consumers look towards formidable inexpensive smartphones such as the Moto G and the recently launched Xiaomi Mi-4.

Source: Canalys via GSMArena | Image via Xiaomi

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em_te said,
How do you pronounce "Xiaomi"?

Zao-Me?
Ze-Ou-Me?
Eks-Ou-Me?


shiyaomi


and dont do that ever again, it killed lots of my brain cells

Has anyone seen what their Windows Phones will look like or will cost? I'd consider getting one as a spare ore even for my kids if they are decent.

Drewidian said,
Has anyone seen what their Windows Phones will look like or will cost? I'd consider getting one as a spare ore even for my kids if they are decent.

whether your kids are descent or not is up to how you raise them, dont tell them to stay away from drugs, because thats the first thing they will wanna do

Xiaomi's implementation of Android (Miui) had a lot of features 3 years ago that have since been implemented in stock Android. For example Miui had toggles in the notification tray back in 2010, that eventually came to stock Android years later. As someone else mentioned privacy guard to restrict permissions of installed apps. It's had a theme engine since 2011, and loads of useful small tweaks such as changing the LED notification colour on a per app basis.

I have only ever used a Miui rom on my old HTC Desire, however from what i've read the hardware is top notch too.