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Xiaomi continues exponential growth and is now 5th biggest smartphone maker in the world

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Jul 2014 21:46 User comments (2)

Xiaomi continues exponential growth and is now 5th biggest smartphone maker in the world Four-year-old Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is now the fifth biggest smartphone maker, taking on established corporate giants and winning.
According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics, the company gained an incredible amount of global market share in the last three months alone, shipping 15.1 million phones for the quarter. The company now has a 5.1 percent global share, compared to 1.8 percent year-over-year.

"Xiaomi's Android smartphone models are wildly popular in the Chinese market and it shifts millions of them every quarter through its extensive online and operator channels," says SA analyst Woody Oh. The devices are extremely popular because they are often half the price of the high-end unlocked Samsung or Apple phone and feature top-end specs.

While the company is clearly a winner, it has literally no presence outside of China and in fact U.S. buyers cannot even officially acquire Xiaomi products without going through third-party sites or auction sites.

Overall, Samsung kept its commanding lead at 25.2 percent share in the Q2, followed by Apple at 11.9 percent, Huawei at 6.8 percent and somehow, Lenovo at 5.4 percent. LG and Motorola were slightly behind.

Source:
Forbes

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131.7.2014 23:50

They sound interesting. But of curse they aren't available anywhere else.

I am wondering if patents are an issue...?


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21.8.2014 12:45

Originally posted by Jemborg:
They sound interesting. But of curse they aren't available anywhere else.

I am wondering if patents are an issue...?
Doubtful. Being based in China wouldn't stop Samsung or any of the other major manufacturers from suing over patents. It's probably a command decision to not mess with them since they only sell to their local market. If they were to start selling internationally I am sure someone would bring the hammer down on them.

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