Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world at the moment, report claims

Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world at the moment, report claims
Earlier this year, Xiaomi's crusade towards the top of the smartphone market gave fruition as the China-based start-up that has been around for roughly four years surpassed one of the colossi in the industry, LG. At the time, Xiaomi nonchalantly hinted that it won't slow down its pace and would challenge both of its local rivals, Lenovo and Huawei.

Well, according to a report by Korean market research firm HIS iSuppli, Xiaomi has already surpassed the rest of the China-based smartphone giants in Q3 2014, just as many had expected. During this exact quarter, the Apple of China (as Xiaomi is often called) has sold 19 million handsets, a serious jump over the company's Q2 2014 record result of 15.1 million devices (14.6 million of which got sold in China alone). We should note that currently Xiaomi offers its products in just a handful of countries, most notably its home playground China, India, Singapore, and others. We guess the flash sales Xiaomi is popular for have proved to be more than beneficial for the maker.

Right behind Xiaomi's back, on the other hand, Lenovo and LG have also performed on market this quarter, but they couldn't keep their spots and succumbed to Xiaomi's supremacy, the report also claims. Naturally, at the top of the food chain we have the usual suspects – Samsung and Apple. So, which one's next, Xiaomi?

source: The Chosunilbo via GForGames

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24 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Good news for them. Their phones are awesome for the price points.

13. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

yeah right ....loving my 230$mi3...... awesome phone....hope that some day phonearena will review xiaomi devices...

14. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Bye Bye Samsung.. LOL

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I wouldn't say so. 0 support, 0 updates. Great prices and great support can be found on motorola phones. You can get a 4.4 super smooth 100$ Moto E that outperforms any of Chinese brands 100$ crap that will never the the light of 4.4, and dream of 5.0. Its not all about price, support plays a huge role too that not many people realise.

21. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

0 updates? really? 0 support? really? Clearly you don't know anything about Xiaomi @Martin_Cooper. Updates? Miui has weekly updates. Support? Miui has better bug report interface ive seen.

24. Thant

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

Currently,I am using Redmi Note.I will never buy Xiaomi product again. May be a big market in China but not outside China. Here People look down and said Redmi Note? its China Brand? something like that.

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Because XiaoMi produce less phone and less focusing product

3. kaleo

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

and now xiaomi phonez are about to get into competition, soon their prices will follow...............#lifeonearth

22. aksa123

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Just like how huawei phones are getting more expensive....

4. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Shameless Chinese copycats. Data security risks. No wonder Indian Air Force has banned its personnel and their families from using Xiaomi as the smart alecs are stealing phone users' data through the back door and sending same to China.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I guess the Indian Air Force trust USA and NSA more.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No one trusts the USA or NSA other than paranoid (for personal security) chickens in the USA.

18. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

That was sarcasm dude.

7. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Please enlighten yourself. 1. Indian Air Force has issued a directive for its personnel to refrain from using Xiaomi. NOT BAN. 2. Indian Air Force directive was based on analysis of F-Secure (Private Security Firm). 3. This data sending to China is only when one activates the Cloud Services/Messaging of Xiaomi. Quite similar to Google sending data to the US using its Cloud Services..!!

23. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Correct. Stop sending data to chinese servers xiaomi or your inclination will be your fall. Learn to trust users privacy and the default setting should not upload data.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Everyone should hunger market

8. veer.d

Posts: 89; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Keep it up xiaomi Loving my Redmi 1s It's too good for $98

10. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Yes Redmi 1s is nice alright. Saw someone use it and the screen was superb for the price. Looks didn't remind me of another phone either. A good start I guess. As to be expected though, I've been hearing people complain about its call voice quality. How bad is it really?

9. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I've hated Xiaomi in the past but hey who knows, I just so happen to want to try a good Windows 10 phone next year. If their talks with Microsoft was a success I surely wouldn't mind buying from them if it's a more original design.

12. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Apple and xiaomi has the less number of models and yet they are in the top three. Maybe other phone makers can learn something from this.

15. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I do not see how a company can truly be third largest phone seller if most of the world cannot even buy their phones? It sounds more like they are a big seller in a limited market. Whereas all the other companies mentioned except Lenovo are world wide sellers.

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Most of the world for you I am guessing is USA and Europe? You need some reality check as Asia holds the world biggest population.

19. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Asia does have more potential buyers. But I think USA has more money to spend on high-end phones. I guess that is not what Xiaomi is really about.

20. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well, it mostly due to well-speced phones with low price points, isn't it?

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