A bad news for Korean giant, as Samsung replaced by Xiaomi from no.1 position in China. All know that, Xiaomi is not a household brand in Western markets, but the company is making a big name for itself in China.
According to Canalys research, Xiaomi became the largest smartphone vendor in China last quarter, beating larger manufacturers, including Samsung, to the top spot.
In the second quarter of the year, Xiaomi owned approx. 15 percent of the market share, while Samsung, Lenovo, and Yulong, who are all on 12 percent each. According to research Huawei takes its place as the fifth largest vendor in China, with an 11 percent market share, on the other side rest of manufacturers still make up a healthy 39 percent of the market.
292.4 million smart phones shipped worldwide in Q2 2014, in which Samsung still retained the no.1 position with a 26% market share which is lowest global share in two and a half years – down from 32% in Q2 2013 and 31% in Q1 2014. Still it remained ahead of Apple (12%), Huawei (7%) and Lenovo (5%). Strong domestic performance of Xiaomi brought it to in top five with a 5% market share all over the world.