By gaining market share in China and Europe, Xiaomi has overtaken Apple as the world’s third-largest smartphone maker.
According to market research firm Canalys, Xiaomi ranked third in the global smartphone market by selling 47.1 million units in the third quarter, up 45% over the same period in 2019. Meanwhile, the overall market fell 1% from a year ago, to 348 million units but up 22% compared to the second quarter.
Samsung Electronics regained its top spot thanks to sales in India, where Chinese brands are suffering from Sino-Indian political tensions. Huawei slipped down to number two and Apple fall to number four. However, the iPhone 11 is still the best-selling phone in the quarter in China, even without 5G technology. With the iPhone 12, Canalys predicts that iPhone sales will bounce back in the fourth quarter.
In China, Xiaomi is the only brand to record growth, according to research firm Counterpoint, with an increase of 8% compared to 2019. The overall Chinese smartphone market continued to decline with a decrease of 14%. Canalys expert Mo Jia commented that Xiaomi had fiercely contested with Huawei for orders. In Europe, sales of Huawei phones decreased by a quarter, while Xiaomi increased 88%.
Xiaomi is extremely risky to set production targets high but has been rewarded for the huge demand for some of its devices, such as the Redmi 9. Meanwhile, Huawei’s future is uncertain due to the ban targeting. supply chain of America. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, admitted that the company is no longer capable of producing high-end Kirin chips since September.
Du Lam (According to Reuters)
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