Huawei over­takes Xiaomi as top smart­phone ven­dor

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Huawei Tech­nolo­gies Co re­placed Xiaomi Corp as China’s top smart­phone ven­dor in the third quar­ter, ac­cord­ing to a tech industry re­search com­pany.

In the third quar­ter, Huawei’s ship­ments reg­is­tered 81-per­cent year-on-year growth, while Xiaomi’s ship­ments shrank, Canalys es­ti­mated.

“Xiaomi, with its world­wide tar­get of 80 mil­lion smart­phone ship­ments for 2015, is un­der tremen­dous pres­sure to keep grow­ing as an in­ter­na­tional player as it is slow­ing down in its key home mar­ket,” said Jessie Ding, a re­search an­a­lyst in the Canalys Shang­hai of­fice.

As do­mes­tic ship­ments wane, Xiaomi is look­ing to ex­pand over­seas. Lin Bin, Xiaomi’s pres­i­dent, said at a tech­nol­ogy con­fer­ence on Wed­nes­day that the com­pany is con­sid­er­ing sell­ing its higher-end Mi Note and Mi Note Pro mod­els in the United States.

Xiaomi en­tered the In­dian smart­phone mar­ket in 2014, sell­ing a mil­lion hand­sets.

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