Xiaomi on the rise: 35 million units shipped during the first half of the year

Xiaomi on the rise: 35 million units shipped during the first half of the year
China's dominant smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, is not selling its smartphones on the US market yet, but from the looks of it, the so-called Apple of China is doing better and better with each quarter that passes.

According to a newly-posted report, Xiaomi has shipped approximately 35 million handsets for the first half of 2015, effectively overshadowing its H1 2014 result of 26 million units shipped. For the last year alone, the so-called Apple of China succeeded in shipping a grand total of roughly 61 million smartphones, thus this year's increase in sales hints that if Xiaomi keeps the momentum it might ship a record-breaking amount of phones by the end of the year.

The manufacturer is keeping its portfolio relatively lightweight - apart from refreshing its entry-level line with the Redmi 2, mid-range one with the Mi 4i, Xiaomi also has some really notable high-enders like the Mi Note and the Mi Note Pro powerhouse. We are now expecting the Xiaomi Mi 5 to take the flagship reigns from the Mi 4 - there are a lot of conflicting rumors about this handset in question, as various rumors claim it will be announced later this summer with a Snapdragon 810 chipset on board, while others push its release all the way back to November, reportedly with a Snapdragon 820 SoC.



1. gaming64 unregistered

Impressive number for a Chinese company despite not reaching the US yet. I tried a Xiaomi phone. They are good but the UI is crap and looks like an Android/iOS crossover.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

UI design is pretty bad but feature wise its pretty darn good

10. Simona unregistered

really don't believe this xiaomi crap graphs and how many sold .. and nobody buys them maybe only inland china.. they doing same fake sht like apple .. swagger how many fkin phones they sold.. Intelligent Huawei doesn't NOT do this crap .. They don't need to..

4. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

MIUI is a lot better funtionally than typical stock Android or sammy's touchwiz. It is also prettier.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

And they wont any time soon. There is a reason Xiaomi and all Chinese new phone makers arent stepping in EU/USA. First of all patents and design. Most of their phones are copies of apples and other big names. Second of all if you want to expand beyond few countries you need to offer warranty, support and other crap. It will all make the phones more expensive and less competitive. They will be kings of China etc and that's it. They have no chance touching EU/USA officially. Just look at lenovo. They bought motorola cause they know no one in USA would touch anything beside apple samsung moto etc.

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

keep dreaming and remember Asus Zenfone 2 selling in USA.

3. hmd74

Posts: 541; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I have a Redmi 2 with 2gb RAM... it's awesome. 4G supported with a really low price

6. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

MIUI is lot better than most of the top OEM's UI's out there. Both functional wise and look wise its pretty good.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Xiaomi.. What are you doing?? Xiaomi!!! STAHP!!

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