Xiaomi, not surprisingly, showed the biggest gain amongst the Chinese handset makers in 2014. With its new offerings in the form of the Mi Note Pro and Mi Note, the Chinese company appears more confident than ever.
On the back of strong demand, a new report says that Xiaomi is forecast to sell a cool 13 to 15 million units of Mi Notes this year. According to a report from Focus Taiwan, the tech giant Xiaomi might ship up to 15 million of Mi Notes this fiscal year.
Given Xiaomi's current situation, a leading analyst foresees a major boost in Mi Note sales throughout this year, mostly due to heavy demand in select Asian markets.
The report comes at a time when Xiaomi is expected to increase its footprint in key global markets, including Brazil and Russia. As of now, Xiaomi, also known as Apple of China, is selling its devices in South East Asian countries, notably Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, among others.
Xiaomi already has seen success in India, and the company plans to launch more devices, including the TV and other appliances shortly. Furthermore, Xiaomi is planning to set up its own R&D centre, and will soon start ecommerce operations in the country.
Last year, Xiaomi sold an estimated 61 million smartphones, beating the likes of Sony and LG. Xiaomi, a 4-year old company, now ranks third in global smartphone market share.
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