Huawei Tops China’s Smartphone Market, Xiaomi Steadily Increases

by Habeeb Onawole 0

A new report has revealed that Huawei topped the list of local manufacturers with the highest number of shipments for 2017. The manufacturer is said to have shipped a total of 150 million phones and has set a 2018 target of 200 million.

Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, VIvo - Huami OV

Xiaomi is also reported to have increased is shipment to 90 million in 2017. This figure is said to be due to the success of the Redmi series in India and also its entry into new markets. Xiaomi’s target for 2018 is expected to reach 120 to 150 million units.

Xiaomi is celebrating its 8th year anniversary tomorrow, April 6. A company-wide memo written by founder and CEO, Lei Jun, praised the members of staff and fans for the company’s achievement so far.

OPPO and Vivo are the other two companies in the top four. Their plan for the year is to keep launching affordable phones with AI features in developing markets.

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Taiwanese media, e-Times, refers to all four companies as Huami OV. It goes on to say that all four have not only come up with aggressive development plans for 2018 but also have a similar goal which is to maintain their lead in the domestic market and also succeed in foreign ones.