Lu Weibong, who is the President of Xiaomi Group China and CEO of Redmi, made a big statement during the latest meeting with reporters.
He hopes that Xiaomi will surpass Samsung as the most successful smartphone manufacturer in 2023. According to him, since the third quarter, Xiaomi has taken third place in the global smartphone market, which it confidently holds. However, in the second quarter of this year, Xiaomi is expected to overtake Apple to take second place in the world.
Interestingly, the head of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, sets more immediate goals for the team:
Although Mr. Lei Jun wants Xiaomi’s mobile phone business to reach the top of the world in three to five years, we hope to surpass Samsung and become number one by 2023.
Global smartphone shipments reached 347 million in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest data from Canalys. The first place was taken by Samsung with a share of 22%, the company shipped 76.5 million devices. Apple shipped 52.4 million devices and took 15% of the market. Xiaomi was able to sell 49 million smartphones and take 14% of the market. The company has grown by 62% in a year and is quite a bit behind Apple.