Xiaomi Beats Apple, Now World’s No. 2: Upcoming Xiaomi Phones In India?
The latest Canalys report confirms that Xiaomi has taken over Apple to snatch the second spot as world’s second smartphone manufacturer. According to Canalys, the Chinese smartphone company currently holds a 17 percent market share taking over Cupertino-based Apple to rank second in the world. South Korean tech giant Samsung continues to lead the table with a 19 percent market share and Apple at third with a 14 percent market.
The previous rank holder Huawei is out of the top five, once a solid contender to Samsung.
As Huawei withdrew from different markets, its Chinese counterparts Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi saw some stern growth. Currently manufacturers across the world are focusing on budget and mid-end 5G phones. The Chinese companies are looking for growth in the European market, while Samsung and Apple are already ahead in the European 5G market.
The global smartphone market is said to grow by 12 percent in 2021, as per the Canalys report. In terms of smartphone shipments, there will be around 1.4 billion smartphones in 2021. Compared to last year, the growth has been sharp. The smartphone shipments fell by 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, lockdowns and restrictions in the market.
Xiaomi has seen massive growth in other global markets. The shipments increased more than 300 per cent in Latin America, 150 per cent in Africa, and 50 per cent in Western Europe. If the company continues to grow at a similar pace, it may soon overtake Samsung to become World’s No. 1 Smartphone Brand. Xiaomi saw huge success in the mid-premium category with the Redmi Note 10 series and the Mi 11 series smartphones.
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Redmi 10 Series: Redmi 10A, Redmi 10, Redmi 10 Prime, Redmi 10 Pro
Redmi 10 series is coming to India in July. The company teased the launch on Amazon. The tagline says: brace yourselves for the #RedmiRevolution, clearly hinting at Redmi 10 series. The series has already been leaked on earlier occasions. Redmi 10 series may include four to five smartphones just as last year, all will be inspired heavily by Redmi Note 10 series lineup at a budget pricing around Rs 10,000.
The upcoming Redmi 10 series will primarily include four phones, though the lineup may extend further given Xiaomi is known often to expand a particular series with multiple handsets.
Poco F3 GT, Poco X3 GT
Poco F3 GT, Poco X3 GT are coming to India. The first to launch will be Poco F3 GT, to take place on July 23. Poco X3 GT is going to be a rebranded Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G China variant, while Poco F3 will be a rebranded Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition. Poco F3 GT will be the first-ever gaming-centric device by the brand. Xiaomi already launched the other Redmi K40 models in India as Mi 11X series, rebranded Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+.
Poco F3 India launch will take place in the form of Poco F3 GT, a rebranded Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition, and Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G will launch in India as Poco X3 GT.