Xiaomi now the 5th most popular smartphone maker in China

Xiaomi now the 5th most popular smartphone maker in China

Xiaomi is now the 5th most popular smartphone maker in China, overtaking HTC for the spot. The fast-growing company is trailing Samsung, Apple, Nokia and Huawei; and it could easily hit the top 3 spot in the next few years.

According to Taiwanese TrendForce, Chinese phone users have moved away from low-cost devices made by the likes of Lenovo and ZTE, and are even avoiding HTC phones in favor of Xiaomi’s affordable though high-spec products.

One such device is the recently launched Xiaomi Hongmi aka Red Rice which offers quite a bang for the price of 799 Yuan (about $130). And yes, that money gets you a quad-core phone!

We can’t wait to see Xiaomi expanding to the West, offering a more reasonably priced alternative to Samsung and HTC Android devices…

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