Xiaomi just surpassed Apple to become the world's no. #2 smartphone company by shipments

Xiaomi's rise comes after Huawei descended from the top spot over the recent months.

Alfred Lee

19 Jul, 2021

Xiaomi just surpassed Apple to become the world's no. #2 smartphone company by shipments | BEAMSTART News

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Xiaomi, one of the most popular electronics brand from China, has just surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone vendor by shipments.

CEO Lei Jun announced his excitement on microblogging website Weibo on Thursday: 

“Let me share with you all some incredibly good news, Xiaomi’s phone shipments surpassed Apple and became world’s No 2 for the first time.”

Key Takeaways

  • As of second quarter 2021, Xiaomi held a 17% market share for global smartphone shipments.
  • Xiaomi trails behind Samsung, which is currently the market leader.
  • Apple came in third, with a 14% shipment marketshare, followed by China's Oppo and vivo.
  • A large part of Xiaomi's growth is currently in emerging markets, with over 300% growth in Latin America and 150% growth in Africa.
  • Most of the company's sales come primarily from low-budget devices, and has faced attenuated success in the premium smartphone market, currently dominated by Apple, Samsung, and Huawei.

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