Tomorrow is a big day for Xiaomi as their much awaited flagship, the Mi 6 will be unveiled. Asides that, the Chinese manufacturer has another reason to be excited.
An insider @Kevin King’s diary revealed that last month Xiaomi sold 6.3 million smartphones. The info was revealed in a Weibo post yesterday . The post goes on to state that Xiaomi is restructuring its phone business.
Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun had said earlier this month that they had discussed restructuring the phone business at the first general meeting after the 7th anniversary celebration. The focus this year will be on three key things: innovation – working on breakthroughs in core technologies; quality – products that have a quality higher than that of competitors; and delivery – finding a solution to its recurring supply issues.
Delivery is a big issue for Xiaomi. Last year, the Chinese manufacturer suffered a decline in sales partly caused by supply issues. Looking at the sales recorded in March, it seems things are improving already. The target for this year is to ship 70 million phones, if they continue with this figure, they are bound to exceed their target.
An IDC report showed that Xiaomi managed to ship only 41.5 million phones last year, a 36% reduction from 2015’s 64.8 million units.