Xiaomi celebrates sales landmark for two of its devices
Xiaomi grew massively in 2017, ending the year as the fourth-largest smartphone brand in the world. The company has continued that growth in fine fashion this year, with a number of phone models going on to sell in large numbers. The latest win in a long line of Xiaomi achievements over the past year is the Redmi 5A and Mi 8 devices hitting massive landmarks.
The Mi 8 devices went on sale on June 5, and sold a million units in its first 18 days on the market. Four months later, the company has confirmed that it has sold 6 million units of the Mi 8. This sales landmark is being celebrated by a slash in prices of the device, with all variants getting a 200Y discount in China.
Another Xiaomi device to have hit a sales landmark is the company’s budget Redmi 5A. According to IDC's data, the OEM has sold 10 million units in India, less than a year after it was launched. The Redmi 5A is one of Xiaomi’s best-selling devices ever, and was the best-selling Android phone in the world, earlier in the year. As such, it isn’t particularly surprising to see it moving such units, although 10 million in only India is still a hugely impressive number by all perspectives.