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Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker

Xiaomi is third smartphone maker worldwide
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Smartphone sales during the third quarter increased over 25 percent over last year, while Chinese company Xiaomi now occupies third position in terms of sales, after Samsung and Apple.
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While growth in developed markets almost came to a halt, "emerging markets are still growing at more than 30% collectively," reveals a study by IDC. This report reveals that smartphone vendors shipped over 327 million units during the third quarter of 2014, a growth of over 25 percent when compared to the 261 million units shipped in the third quarter of last year.

Although Samsung lost over 8 percent in terms of market share since last year's third quarter, the maker still holds the dominant position with 78.1 million units shipped and a market share of 23.8 percent. Apple ranks second with 12 percent and 39.3 million units shipped, but an increase of more than 16 percent over last year's same period. 

The big surprise comes from Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone maker's sales exploded, rising from 5.6 million units and 2.1 percent market share all the way to 17.3 million units and 5.3 percent. This represents a growth of 211.3 percent. LG and Lenovo hold the fourth position, with almost 17 million units shipped each.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-30 (Update: 2014-10-30)