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IDC: Xiaomi took over as smartphone leader in China

Xiaomi is now the No. 1 smartphone manufacturer in China, able to successfully topple Apple and Samsung.

Published Tue, Feb 17 2015 11:25 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi now controls 12.5 percent of its home market, ahead of Samsung's 12.1 percent share, according to the IDC research group. Xiaomi has seen smartphone sales increase 227 percent year-over-year, selling more than 61 million units in 2014.

IDC: Xiaomi took over as smartphone leader in China | TweakTown.com

However, Xiaomi continues to grow, while Samsung actually lost more than six percent in the competitive Chinese market - and analysts want to see how much higher Xiaomi can climb.

During Q4 of 2014, there were 107.5 million smartphones shipped to Chinese consumers, a 2 percent quarter-on-quarter growth, according to IDC.

Apple, Samsung, and other foreign manufacturers see China as an appealing market with a growing number of smartphone owners. Trying to compete against Xiaomi, which is packing hardware in more affordable product offerings, however, will prove to be extremely difficult.

NEWS SOURCES:idc.com, gsminsider.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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