Report: Apple replaces Xiaomi as the leading smartphone producer in China

Report: Apple replaces Xiaomi as the leading smartphone producer in China
Research firm Canalys released a report today stating that the popularity of the Apple iPhone 6 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in China, has made Apple the top smartphone manufacturer in the country. By increasing the size of the screen, and adding a phablet to its line-up, Apple has been able to go after Chinese Android manufacturers who produce large-screened Android handsets. The iPhone 6 is equipped with a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 6 Plus carries a 5.5-inch screen.

Riding the large-screen and 4G LTE trend in the country, Apple now is the top smartphone producer based on the number of units shipped, followed by Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei. What makes this an amazing achievement is that the price Apple charges for its phones is extremely high when compared to companies like Xiaomi.

Samsung, which had been on top of the Chinese smartphone charts, relinquished that spot to Xiaomi during last year's second quarter. The company is now struggling as Apple gains momentum. But Xiaomi is going to be a tough competitor for Apple in future quarters.. The company recently conducted a successful flash sale of its new Xiaomi Mi Note. And the drool-worthy Xiaomi Mi Note Pro offers a 5.7-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 CPU and 4GB of RAM.

source: Canalys via idownloadblog

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. wilsong17 unregistered

Phone arena make a report of all android manufacturer combine then you could talk

5. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

For what reason?

34. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Because only Apple can use IOS. If Sammy had exclusive rights to Android, I'm sure the tables would turn.

41. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Ha ha ha Samsung can never be the status symbol apple is, so no, they wouldn't lol (and I don't even like apple) :p

44. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Normally, I wouldn't call anyone anyone an idiot, but you are very close to that region. Status symbol? You buy phone for a status symbol? really?? That's cheap and gross at the same time.

76. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Exactly what I said, still stand by my words

49. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

You got that right, no one can replace Apple, because there are more poor and low labor and stupid people in the world than the smart one. 80 percent of the people are within this bracket and these people accounted 70 percent of the Iphone market.

65. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Are you trying to say that apple users are stupid ?


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

How is apple a status symbol? If that's true, 13 year olds have been doing really well for themselves the last few years. Also it never ceases to amaze me how you people still don't get that I phones are just as expensive as any other major flagship, or even cheaper. 16gb iphone 6 =$649, Galaxy S5 = $649

68. Mena13Suvari

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Samsung, Sony etc have all cheaper models. Apple in Eastern Europe and Eastern countries is indeed STATUS symbol. In my country average sallary is, like, 400 euros, and iPhone cost around 1000 euros.

77. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

That just proved my point. Thank you. Why would 13 year olds care what phone they have? Adolescents usually only care about how they are seen (Its a big thing when you're 13) Plus, those 13 year olds aren't buying these phones with their own money.

51. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

The problem is that Samsung, Xiaomi, Sony, incapable of making their own OS and have to depend on Google for android. So those android phone makers can never compete with Apple.

55. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Emm Thats not true. Samsung have more than one OS. And if im not totally incorrect, then sony (Sony Ericsson) was one of the companies behind symbian. So get your facts rigt! !!!!!

69. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung have a better os then Apple of there own, it's faster even on crap hardware, there is just no apps for it.

52. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

IPhone rules enough said

58. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

You nailed it again.....

53. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Come on really?!?!? Android manufacturer's can come up with their own OS. They want the easy route! They can control their destiny, just like Apple.

78. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Realize that Samsung and all Android manufacturer's should do their own R&D and create their own OS then. Maybe their tables will turn. Based on Tizen the branding of their own OS seems lackluster at best.

79. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Apple does not manufacture phones. They design and distribute.. Foxconn manufacturers the phone. Try again

40. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Haha I don't even like apple, but only reason android can compete is the fact that there's so many android phones out there.

2. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Ouch. This should drive a steak through the PA iPhone haters hearts lol. Edit: i stand corrected. Comment #1 already sad/mad. Kudos Apple. Good job being the top selling smartphone.

3. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Impressive! Even the Chinese don't want to miss out on the best smartphone around! Good for them.

6. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Were taking over!

16. Derekjeter

Posts: 1500; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

This should only make Android fans happy. Why? Well I should assume that all Android OEMs will start putting actual useful features that will get iOS users attention and not fill a phone with gimmicks that 75% percent of normal users won't need. Android people talk about how the Note is the best phablet out there, and maybe it is but half the crap on there are gimmicks and Android fans can't deny it. Apple being on top only creates better compittive results.

26. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Everybody should buy an iPhone that way when you need the battery replaced you can pay Apple $79.00 to do that. If you want to expand your memory you're stuck whatever is in the phone. If you want apps you can pay Apple for those too. HOWEVER ! If you buy most Androids you can replace your own battery in about 2 minutes and you can purchase them on eBay or Amazon dirt cheap. The same goes for memory, you can buy that reasonably cheap as well and upgrade it to whatever the maximum of your phone is. Apps, there are more free ones available than you will ever use. Finally, do your research and prove it to yourself.

37. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't recommend people to buy cheap battery and microSD card. Get those from reliable sources instead. Ebay is filled with lousy OEM battery that look like original. Some even in original packing. Bad battery leads to bad user experience.

54. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again you have a cheap man's mentality. What's the likelihood that you have extra batteries sitting around, swapping them in and out. Waste of time. Memory. Last I checked not many people can fill 64GB. 128GB that I have is plenty. Just hilarious.


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

OK, I'll bite. Name one thing an iphone can do better than a Note 4.

80. whocar3s

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Landscape mode :D

4. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Why do they assume this stuff in just One Quarter? Let the year play out before publishing articles like this. Crazy.

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