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Xiaomi sold 11 million smartphones in three months, aims to push 60 million units in 2014

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Xiaomi sold 11 million smartphones in three months, aims to push 60 million units in 2014

It's the end of Q1 2014, and China's Xiaomi is boasting with a record 11 million smartphones sold and shipped across the past three months. That's an extremely impressive achievement for a small four-year old Chinese company. Consider that Samsung, with its humongous scale and gargantuan marketing presence, managed to sell 30 million Galaxy S4 handsets in three months last year. Today, Xiaomi is just 4 million sales short of reaching half of the South Korean giant's numbers. It seems they don't call Xiaomi "China's Apple" for no reason. The company is growing astonishingly fast on the backs of its extremely low-priced handsets, which the Chinese market gobbles by in the hundreds of thousands minutes after their launch.



Xiaomi's massive success is already sparking a new surge of confidence in its CEO, Lei Jun. Last year, the company saw a growth of 160% from 2012, with sales amounting to 18.7 million. Reflecting on the news, Jun raised his sales target for 2014 from 40 million to 60 million units. It will be very interesting to see if Xiaomi will sustain and advance its momentum to achieve such an impressive milestone. Or who knows, maybe the company has it all figured out and is actually aiming towards exceeding it.



In addition to selling smartphones like hotcakes, the Chinese vendor is planning a successive global expansion for 2014 that will see it reach Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Europe. Meanwhile, the company's VP and ex-Google executive Hugo Barra confirmed that Xiaomi's latest model, the Redmi Note, will be available internationally in May. The phablet offers upper mid-range specs at what could be considered an entry-level price.



via Android Headlines

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:34 1

1. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I really like Xiaomi, if only they were in the US and supported google apps.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:47 2

3. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


You totally forget apple is sitting in US... no entry for fast selling brand, law suit will be coming... xiaomi is a carbon copy of apple(apple will think)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:50

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3085; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Not really, by carbon copy you mean the only thing that is the same is the front panel (which if you think Apple invented you would have to be in the idiot camp).

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 14:39 1

6. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Your comment make you seem to be an idiot though... broaden your senses, read my comment again,,, focus on what is in parentheses n shut your_________*

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 01:47

12. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


They'll be like apple vs xiaomi.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 17:06 1

7. sgamao (Posts: 15; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)


Xiaomi does support google apps very well.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 20:51

9. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


You can always buy it online.
custom ROM & install Google apps

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:27

2. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Very good numbers. Hugo has to bring it to Brazil.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:27

4. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Even India. Bara just visited India a few days back!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 18:10

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Just ordered my Xiaomi Hongmi. Can't wait to try it

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 22:08

10. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


if Xiaomi is chinese iphone, so who is chinese samsung?

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 01:46 1

11. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


and I thought apple was made in China?

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