File: Xiaomi simply loved its best-ever quarter for smartphone shipments




  • A brand new world marketshare record means that Xiaomi had its best-ever quarter.
  • The corporate is inside of spitting distance of Apple and appears poised to go it.

(*19*)Xiaomi has been on a roll in recent times as the worldwide smartphone marketplace continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Monitoring company Technique Analytics in the past reported that the producer claimed 3rd place for world marketshare in Q1 2021, simply two share issues at the back of Apple. However a brand new record suggests Xiaomi’s efficiency is even higher than anticipated.

Canalys has launched its (*15*)Q1 2021 world smartphone marketshare record and it says Xiaomi has accomplished its best-ever quarter, rising 62% year-on-year. The Chinese language producer was once indexed in 3rd place with 49 million smartphones shipped, equating to 14% marketshare. 

2d-placed Apple reportedly shipped 52.4 million telephones within the quarter, accounting for a 15% proportion of the worldwide marketplace. This means the space between Xiaomi and Apple is very tight presently, and we’ll be looking ahead to Q2 2021 effects to peer whether or not the Chinese language producer certainly passes the Cupertino corporate. And with units just like the Redmi Be aware 10 sequence, we’d be shocked if Xiaomi doesn’t take the quantity two spot.


“Its competition be offering awesome channel margin, however Xiaomi’s sheer quantity in fact offers vendors a greater alternative to generate income than rival manufacturers,” Canalys analyst Ben Stanton was once quoted as announcing. “However the race isn’t over. Oppo and Vivo are sizzling on its heels, and are positioning within the mid-range in lots of areas to field Xiaomi in on the low finish.”

Stanton additionally pointed to Xiaomi changing into extra “channel-friendly” and its high-end merchandise just like the Mi Combine Fold and Mi 11 Extremely.

Another way, Samsung occupied the transparent most sensible spot with 22% marketshare and 76.5 million devices shipped all over the quarter (28% year-on-year expansion). Oppo and Vivo rounded out the highest five producers for the quarter, with 11% and 10% marketshare every (60% and 48% expansion respectively).


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Canalys additionally highlighted LG’s go out from the smartphone industry. Analyst Sanyam Chaurasia mentioned this represents a chance in LG’s stronghold of the Americas for corporations like Motorola, ZTE, TCL, and Nokia. 

“It’s symbolic of a brand new technology within the smartphone marketplace. It proves that competitive pricing and channel technique are extra vital than {hardware} differentiation within the modern-day,” the analyst defined.