This morning, Xiaomi’s founder, chairman, and CEO Lei Jun said that the latest reports released by well-known research companies Canalys, Counterpoint, and IDC all show that Xiaomi has returned to the top 3 in global smartphone shipments. Lei Jun pointed out, “In the third quarter of 2020, Xiaomi shipped 47.1 million units, becoming the third-largest smartphone shipment globally.

IDC Q32020
Image source: IDC

Recently, IDC released a global mobile phone shipment report for the third quarter of 2020, showing that the total global mobile phone shipments were 353 million units, a year-on-year decline of 1.3%.

In terms of brands, Samsung shipped 80.4 million units, a year-on-year increase of 2.9%, with a share of 22.7%; Huawei shipped 51.9 million units, a 22% drop from the same period, but still ranked second with a share of 14.7%.

Xiaomi mobile phones surpassed Apple to squeeze into the top 3, with a year-on-year increase of 42%, shipments of 46.5 million units, a share of 13.1%, which is inseparable from the Chinese and Indian markets.

Apple ranked fourth, down 10% year-on-year, with shipments of 41.6 million, and its share fell to 11.8%. The fifth place is vivo, which increased by 4.2% year-on-year and shipped 31.5 million units in the quarter.

canalys Q32020
Image source: Canalys

According to Canalys’s global mobile phone market Q3 report data, in Q3 2020, global smartphone shipments fell 1% year-on-year and increased 22% month-on-month.

counterpoint Q32020
Image source: Counterpoint Research

In addition, Counterpoint Research also released a global mobile phone shipment report, which is different from Canalys statistics, but the top 3 are still Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi.


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