BEIJING: Apple has for the first time overtaken Xiaomi to become the largest vendor of smartphones in China, one of the world’s largest markets.
Apple grabbed 14.7 per cent of market share in the first quarter of 2015, surpassing Xiaomi, which had a 13.7 per cent share, according to market researcher the International Data Corporation (IDC).
The two companies were followed by state-owned Huawei, then Samsung and Lenovo.
Top spot in China’s smartphone market, which is one of the world’s largest but also one of its most fiercely competitive, has been occupied by four different companies in the past five quarters.
Samsung and Lenovo have also topped the list. Apple, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung and Lenovo took up 57.8 per cent of the market in the January-March period.
外文标题：Apple overtakes Xiaomi in China smartphone market
外文地 址：http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/apple-overtakes- xiaomi-in-china-smartphone-market/articleshow/47233605.cms
they must be really glad
Amit (Nowhere City)
So, that’s the reason Xiaomi wants to expand in India.
Abhishek B (Unknown)
Competition heating up in Chinese smartphone market
Sushil Seth (Lucknow)
Indian customer is much wiser & would have last option for Chinese brands of smartphone.
Amit (Nowhere City) replies to Sushil Seth
Does ‘Chinese brands’ include ones made in China? All of them are, incl the so called Indian brands.
Sushil Seth replies to Amit
True but American brands give the job work to Chinese under strict supervision.
Aditya Bhatt (Unknown)
Well… I am not surprised to hear that… Apple is worldwide trusted brand… and xiaomi..?? Whats that..?? 😛
Prabhas Ghosh (Unknown)
this might be a one off month number.. can be termed as an aberration.
Ashwani Kumar (Unknown)
That is really surprising.
Siva Kumar Dattu (Guntur)
apple running in china and xiaomi running in India
palakbbansal palakbbansal (delhi)
Xiomi biggest market is in india and most of people are buying Xiomi due to its features and affordable prices ..
Sid Sathpathy (Unknown)
Only fools in India buy Xiomi.
skpindia (India) replies to Sid Sathpathy
India is a different country where money has lots of value and people want quality and value of money for their hard work earned money.
Seems like a paid story because not more than 10% of chienese consumers can afford i-Phone! It remain a premium segment there as well, similar to India. There may be thin lines like this is market share of phones in $400+ range!!!