Xiaomi Successfully Sells over 26.1M Smartphone For The First Half of This Year.
The ongoing success of the ever popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s, as their operation for an overseas expansion continues to ramp up, with its recent launches in Malaysia, the Philippines and India, the company has recently announce that it has manage to sell over 26.1 million smartphone during the first half of this year. Other than making a jump of 271 percent from the previous year, this means Xiaomi has already surpassed the previous record of units sold during the entirety of 2013.
Xiaomi sold a total of 18.7 million smartphone during 2013, up 160 percent from the previous year and more than its initial target of 15 million devices.
During the first six months of 2014, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun had also revealed that it brought in a total revenue of CNY 33 billion (US$5.3 billion), up 149 percentage from the very same period of time a year earlier. This figure isn’t indicative of profit, but it’s still rather remarkable considering that Xiaomi released its first device as recently as 2011.
Xiaomi had already shipped out 11 million smartphones in the first quarter of this year, and Lei previously stated that the company expect to ship 40 million smartphones for 2014, but said that it could reach 60 million units instead.
let has also stated that he expects Xiaomi to ship out over 100 million smartphones next year.
Xiaomi took their first stop outside of China my moving into Singapore, and has been extremely business extending its reaches to other ares of Southeast Asia, and as of recently India. The company’s isn’t international amibitions have been lead by the famous former Google CP Hugo Barra, and currently VP for Xiaomi Global. After making a few steps in Asia, there are also talks that Xiaomi is planning to introduce its devices into Latin America.