- According to Counterpoint Research, Xiaomi has toppled Samsung to turn into the world’s largest smartphone producer.
- This is strictly June 2021. For the second quarter of this yr, Samsung remains to be within the high spot.
- Even if Xiaomi can’t maintain onto the highest spot, that is proof that it might topple Samsung completely.
Just a few weeks in the past, we informed you of reviews that Xiaomi toppled Apple to turn into the world’s second-largest smartphone producer. Those outcomes mirrored an evaluation of the second quarter of 2021.
We’ll want to attend and see the place the corporate stands in Q3 2021. By the time evaluation of that quarter concludes, it’s potential Samsung might nonetheless retain its high place. Regardless, Counterpoint’s evaluation (and evaluation from other firms) proves Xiaomi is completely a menace to Samsung’s market dominance.
This previous yr has actually been an ideal storm in favor of Xiaomi. Samsung’s smartphone enterprise has slowed, Huawei is actually absent from the market, and LG has exited solely. This left room for Xiaomi to realize some main progress, and it clearly did.
It will take a while for Xiaomi to actually topple Samsung, although. The firm would have to be the market chief for a whole quarter and wish to carry onto that spot for a number of quarters earlier than anybody would really feel snug proclaiming it the true chief. Even now, the race is so tight on the high that neither firm can declare a powerful lead.
Perhaps Samsung’s upcoming slate of foldable phones will flip the tide in its favor? Or maybe Xiaomi will acquire much more steam when it launches rather more inexpensive telephones? We’re desirous to see how this performs out.