Xiaomi aims to follow Huawei’s footsteps and go for 90 million shipments in 2017

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2015 was the first year that Huawei was able to break 90 million handset shipments in a year. OPPO wants to get up to Huawei’s level at some point. Xiaomi‘s mission has been a bit more muddier, but it’s been one of growth at the very least.

At its Redmi 5A launch event, CEO and founder Lei Jun proclaimed that his company will hit 90 million unit shipments within this year. Jun expects to win sales from a flood of lower-end devices such as the 5A that launched at the equivalent of less than $100. It’s part of his plan to get Xiaomi to the cream of the Chinese smartphone crop by 2020.

Xiaomi was second to Huawei in second-quarter shipments this year with OPPO and vivo keeping up the rear.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.