Xiaomi Reenters List of Top 5 Phone Manufacturers in the World

Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi is on the rise, particularly when it comes to the smartphones market. While Samsung continues to be the world leader in phone manufacturing, Xiaomi has made it to the top five by shipping 23.2 million out of the total 360 million units worldwide in the second quarter of 2017.

The figure is all the more astonishing if you consider that Xiaomi doesn’t sell its smartphones in some western markets.

The overall phone shipments have increased to 360 million units. According to a list published by Strategy Analytics, Samsung has increased its shipments by two percent this year as compared to the last year.

Samsung’s overall market share has declined from the first quarter of the last year when it was 22.7% to this year’s second quarter’s share of 22.1%. It has shipped 79.5 million units of mobile phones in the global market.

Xiaomi, on the other hand, has increased its market share by more than 2% this quarter by grabbing 6.4% of the market share as compared to previous year’s 4.3%.

Top 5 Phone Manufacturers

The top 5 phone vendors are as follows:

  1. Samsung
  2. Apple
  3. Huawei
  4. OPPO
  5. Xiaomi

Having started with a bang, Xiaomi has had to face its share of difficulties – from the resignation of Vice President Hugo Barra to the management’s inability to handle fast-paced progress – however, Xiaomi’s annual shipments have surged by 58%, mainly because of its Android devices.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A has been a huge success, particularly in India, and has contributed a great deal to the overall sales of the Beijing-based vendor.

Apple’s shipments increased by a mere 1% from the corresponding period last year, but the scenario will change drastically once the new iPhone is out.

On the other hand, Samsung is preparing to roll out its new Note 8 in a few weeks’ time. Huawei continues to be the Chinese leading smartphone vendor with a 10.7% market share, whereas OPPO managed to control 8.2% of the market.

SEO & GIS Expert at ProPakistani, Sajawal also writes features and loves cricket.


  • Willing to See that Nokia on TOP 5 List :

    • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

      The way Nokia shaping its smartphones (still 10 year old looks) its hard that Nokia will enter even in top 5. Look at Nokia 8 and Galaxy S8. NOKIA is still 10 years back.

      • Don’t Forget : OLD IS GOLD & Bohat Jald Top 3 Main Aye Ga :
        Abhi to Nokia Ne Start Kiya hai

        • Ahsan

          Start se pehlay hi fail ho gya

        • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

          First impression is the last impression. Aur top 3 mein aanay k liye built quality behtar karni parray gi. TBH Nokia 8 is looking like a disaster. Agar 1st flagship hi flop ho gaya toh bohat bura asar parray ga. I will rather buy 2 Mi 6 than 1 Nokia 8.

          • Yahi Bat Public Chahti He Nahi Nokia Upper Aye : At Least Jothe Muh Sahi Kahu to Ha Nokia Buy Kare ge

  • Ahmad Khan Sabri

    I think now Nokia will never compete with the top brands owing to their Na-Ahli. Jaisa k …..
    Xiaomi is seen in the top 3. Huawei is also declining its value. Oppo and Huawei next years will be in trouble.

  • Zees Saee

    the telecom world market has already shifted form the US dominated west to China dominated Asia.
    Now the top 5 brands with no of units sold are Asian origin except one APPLE

    Samsung:317.3 million (21.6% market share)
    Apple: 215.8 million (14.7% market share)
    Huawei: 153.1 million (10.4% market share)
    OPPO: 111.8 million (7.6% market share)
    Xiaomi: 92.4 million (6.3% market share)
    Others: 577.7 million (39.5% market share)
    Total: 1,472.4 million (100% market share)