There’s a growing interest in Xiaomi’s products and now a new statistic has been made public proves that right. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S was the world’s 4th best-selling smartphone by volume in Q2 2014.
However, the report only mentions ‘Redmi’ in its excerpt, but we guess the firm actually means the Redmi 1S since Redmi is a line of smartphones and not a single one. This new report confirms once more how powerful Chinese tech brands are becoming, like Huawei, Lenovo, but even newcomers like Xiaomi.
The same research firms noted in a previous report that Xiaomi is also the world’s fifth largest smartphone vendor. Xiaomi’s devices account for 14 percent of the smartphone shipments in China, beating Samsung, Lenovo, and Huawei. As it looks right now, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the company’s most successful smartphone. The smartphone can be purchased for around $100 and it comes with the following specs:
- Dual SIM smartphone
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels
- 9.9mm thick
- Weighs 158g
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, coupled with an Adreno 305 graphics processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable to 64GB via a microSD card
- 8MP rear shooter and a front-facing 1.6MP camera
- 2,050 mAh battery
- Connectivity options – 3G, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and GLONASS
- Custom version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
We all know that the Redmi 1S is hugely popular in India, as well, with 40,000 handsets selling out in just 3 to 4 seconds in flash sales on Flipkart for the last few weeks. Xiaomi has been making smartphones for only years but thanks to its dispotion to sell devices for very low margins, it has managed to generate a huge buzz around its products.
Despite being accused numerous times that it is copying Apple in more ways than one, Xiaomi says it plans to attack the North American market starting next year. We are really curious to see how will the company fare there.