Chinese company Xiaomi has for the first time been named the world’s third largest smartphone company, largely due to an increase in mobile phone sales over the past 12 months.
According to the international website, Xiaomi became the world’s second-largest smartphone maker for the first time during the April-June 2021 quarter, pushing Apple to third, then for a month in June 2021. This time he also surpassed Samsung to become the number one player.
During June 2021, Xiaomi sold more smartphones than Samsung and Apple, according to research company Counterpoint.
In June, the company sold 26 percent more smartphones than in May 2021, accounting for 17.1 percent of the global phone market, but the Chinese company did not hold the award for more than a month.
A Xiaomi company spokesman said that Xiaomi would be able to overtake Samsung and Apple in the near future and within three years the company would become the world’s number one company.
Most of Xiaomi’s phones are aimed at the low-income or middle class, but now the Chinese company wants to increase its stake in flagship phones, which are still dominated by Samsung and Apple.
Under the same strategy, Xiaomi introduced the May 11 Ultra smartphone in 2021, priced at 5,999 yuan, while its first foldable phone is priced at 9,999 yuan.