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

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'sXiaomi is boasting with a record 11 million smartphones sold andshipped across the past three months. That's an extremely impressiveachievement for a small four-year old Chinese company. Consider thatSamsung, with its humongous scale and gargantuan marketing presence,managed to sell 30 million Galaxy S4 handsets in three months lastyear. Today, Xiaomi is just 4 million sales short of reaching half ofthe South Korean giant's numbers. It seems they don't call Xiaomi"China's Apple" for no reason. The company is growingastonishingly fast on the backs of its extremely low-priced handsets,which the Chinese market gobbles by in the hundreds of thousandsminutes after their launch.



Xiaomi's massive success is alreadysparking a new surge of confidence in its CEO, Lei Jun. Last year,the company saw a growth of 160% from 2012, with sales amounting to18.7 million. Reflecting on the news, Jun raised his sales target for2014 from 40 million to 60 million units. It will be very interestingto see if Xiaomi will sustain and advance its momentum to achievesuch an impressive milestone. Or who knows, maybe the company has itall figured out and is actually aiming towards exceeding it.



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



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12 Comments

1. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 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)

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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).

6. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 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_________*

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

They'll be like apple vs xiaomi.

7. sgamao

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

Xiaomi does support google apps very well.

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

2. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

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

4. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

10. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

and I thought apple was made in China?

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