As China’s economy is regaining traction resulting from a slowed down pandemic economy, one of the most prominent tech companies in China, Xiaomi, has been able to outsell Apple over Q3 in the smartphone market in 2020. Throughout the Q3, Xiaomi sold 44,4 million smartphones as opposed to Apple, who was only able to sell 40.6 million iPhones, dropping from Q3 2019.
There were many different factors apart from China’s recovering economy that had a role in Xiaomi eclipsing Apple in this in Q3. Following trouble with the Android’s licensing, Huawei has seen a decline in sales causing many Chinese users to pivot over to Xiaomi. This was made worse when the Apple iPhone 12 was delayed to October causing them to be deprived of their regular September surge.
The rise in smartphone sales for both companies runs parallel to an upward tred within the tech industry raising up the market from previous drops. The total sales over the last quarter have been led by Samsung, having sold 80 million units. They are followed by Huawei who sold 50 million units, then Xiaomi and Apple in 3rd and 4th respectively and with OPPO in position 5 having sold roughly 30 million smartphones.
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