Xiaomi inching closer to Samsung as the Top Smartphone brand in Indonesia

Xiaomi has proven once again that great quality smartphones need not to cost an arm and a leg.


The sales of Xiaomi’s smartphones reached 1.7 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 1455% increase from its measly 107,000 units sold from Q1 of 2017.

Source: Canalys, May 2018

That’s not a typo. It’s really one thousand, four-hundred, fifty-five thousand percent.

This brings the Chinese Electronics giant within arms reach to the current number 1 seed in Indonesia’s smartphone market—Samsung. The South Korean manufacturer only showed an increase of 300,000 units sold over their last year’s figures. This brings Xiaomi within striking distance in taking the crown as the number one smartphone vendor in Indonesia.

If we’re going to predict performance using metrics from the last few months leading to Q1 of 2018, there’s a high chance that Xiaomi will overtake Samsung as Indonesia’s top smartphone brand within the year.

Other Chinese brands make up the rest of competitors in the list, with Oppo just 200,000 units away from second spot. However, Oppo only showed a growth rate of 5.2%, not even enough to go beyond more than a hundred thousand units from their previous total. Meanwhile, Vivo revealed a significant increase of 16.7% but still remains in rank number 4 as it is yet to hit the 1 million mark for total units sold.

These are truly impressive numbers from Xiaomi, which seems to be on a roll lately after wrestling the crown away from Samsung in India in Q4 of 2017 as the top smartphone brand.

Interested in Xiaomi? For first time buyers, we suggest the Xiaomi A1: the best entry level phone from this producer.

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