Canalys: Xiaomi climbs up as the world's 2nd biggest smartphone maker in Q2 2021

Vlad, 15 July 2021

All of the other Chinese smartphone brands have benefited from Huawei's international demise (except Honor), but none more than Xiaomi, and today's news comes to confirm this fact yet again.

According to Canalys, in the second quarter of 2021, Xiaomi was the second biggest smartphone maker globally in terms of sales.

Xiaomi is now the worlds second biggest smartphone maker, neck and neck with Samsung

As you can see, Samsung is still No.1 with 19% market share, although Xiaomi is really breathing down its neck at this point with its 17% cut.

Xiaomi's shipments increased more than 300% in Latin America, 150% in Africa, and 50% in Western Europe. That said, its average sales price per unit is still 40% less than that of Samsung and 75% less when compared to Apple, although the company has recently launched more premium (read: more expensive) devices and is clearly hoping to drive that number up in the future.

Canalys says Xiaomi's objective should be to grow sales of its top of the line phones like the Mi 11 Ultra, but it might prove challenging since Oppo and vivo have practically the exact same goal, and unlike Xiaomi, they seem to be willing to spend much more on conventional marketing.

If its growth continues at a steady pace, Xiaomi may very well overtake Samsung and become the world's No.1 smartphone vendor in due course. Apple is at 14% currently, while Oppo and vivo each have 10% with great growth as well - though nothing that compares to Xiaomi's 83% over Q2 2020.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 03 Aug 2021
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That was a mistake, because not China have put lockdowns in western countries, and not them have used useless ventilators on people. No. They solved their problem in 1 month while in the west Billy is in joy because he can sell anything: software, ha...

Unless they won't sell their products in the us

Congratulations xiaomi 🎉. Now get ready to get blacklisted from the USA.

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