Xiaomi Sold 14.8 Million Phones In Q1 2016
Chinese company Xiaomi has sold as many as 14.8 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2016 says a new IHS report. Analyst Kevin Wang notes that the company shipped almost the same number of units (14.98 million) last year during the same period. The 14.8 million phones figure includes sales outside China as well.
India is the second biggest market for the company, after China. This means, Xiaomi also sold a considerable number of phones here as well during the period. Only recently, it launched the flagship Mi 5 and the budget Redmi Note 3 in India.
The company seems to be steadily gaining ground, after it failed to meet its own sales expectations last year. Xiaomi sold 70 million units in 2015. It had set a target of selling 80 million units. A large part of it can be attributed to its failure of bringing out a flagship device, in so long.
The Mi 5 took almost two years in the making, and is now here. The company will be looking to make its presence felt with the Mi 5, a phone that has quite the spec sheet of a high end phone, but at more mainstream prices.
At the same time, the Redmi Note 3 also sits well with buyers looking for a high end device, but at affordable prices. The phone comes with all metal build, a fingerprint scanner, good hardware and a 3,000mAh battery.
The company may also have a third phone up its sleeve: the Max. A couple of photos doing the rounds allegedly showed off the front of the device in question recently.
The images suggest the Xiaomi Max may look largely similar to the company’s previous phones, most notably the Mi 4. The front panel appears to be nearly borderless and comes with physical capacitive keys.
Interestingly, the physical home button we saw in the Mi 5 is missing out. The phone is said to have a 6.4 inch display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood.