Xiaomi Still Keep The Throne Last Year In China
In spite of missing its 2015 sales target, Xiaomi was still get the top smartphone manufacturer last year.
According to Canalys, Xiaomi claimed 15.2% of the market in China. Huawei came in second with 14.7%, while Apple was third with 12.5% share. The report cited Chinese analysts as saying that brisk sales of the company’s Redmi Note 3 smartphone – which they said comes with “competitive pricing and trendy features” – along with the end-of-year sales season were some of the main reasons that helped Xiaomi claim the spot.
They also predicted that in 2016, Xiaomi will have to face a tough fight from competitors like Huawei, which shipped over 100 million smartphones in 2015 – Xiaomi, for comparison, shipped only 70 million.