2020 has become one of the most successful years in the history of Xiaomi, as the company succeeded in replacing Apple in the third quarter and becoming the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.
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The combination of pandemic conditions, Huawei’s slump in sales, and Apple’s belated flagships were the main reasons for the Chinese company’s remarkable progress.
Judging by the recent Nikkei Asian Review report, the company is boldly looking at the top spot that Samsung currently belongs to and will do whatever it can to achieve that in 2021.
Sources close to the company reveal that Xiaomi is considering ordering components for up to 240 million smartphones by 2021, which is almost double the sales made by the brand in 2019.
According to some sources, orders for components include the production of up to 300 million devices, two million more than all devices sold by Samsung in 2019.
However, Nikkei reports that partners Xiaomi Qualcomm and MediaTek are unlikely to be able to provide such a large number of components. Pandemic supply, which affects many industries, may also be an issue.
It is possible, however, that the difference in the Xioami plans and the capabilities of Qualcomm and MediaTek will be filled by Samsung and its Exynos systems.
If Xiaomi continues to hit its bottom target of 240 million devices, analysts predict the company will get a solid lead over Apple and take a comfortable third place.
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It is possible that Huawei’s problems will worsen, and this will allow Xiaomi to take second place in the smartphone world, writes the Android Authority.