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2020, the year in which Xiaomi has overtaken Apple in mobile sales

Xiaomi continues with its rise and only has Huawei and Samsung ahead.

Xiaomi's numbers for the third quarter of 2020 are simply spectacular. The different reports prepared around the sales figures of the period between July 1 and September 30 agree that the Chinese company is ending the year in a big way and Gartner's latest one also confirms it.

According to these data, 2020 will not only be remembered by Xiaomi for certifying a sales and income record, but also for being the moment when the Asian firm se snack to the apple.

2020 is ending in style


The logo and some of the latest Xiaomi phones.

Xiaomi will be one of those privileged companies that will be able to speak in the future of 2020 as a fruitful year. Your sales figure, growth and market share In the third quarter of this year they leave no doubt of its vertiginous rise to which only two rivals remain to be reached, Huawei and Samsung.

Because, with the figures in hand, Apple already it is no rival. Xiaomi already sells more than the Cupertino company, it has a significantly higher growth percentage, as if that were not enough, it already has more market share. Now the goal is to keep this data and keep growing.

Xiaomi sold in the third quarter of 2020 44.4 million smartphones, almost 4 million more than Apple (40.6 million units sold) and 11 million more than in the same period of 2019. It is the company that gained the most market share compared to the previous year (34.9% more) and also the that has more market share (12.1% compared to 8.5% in 2019). We see it better in the following table.

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Smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2020. Via Gartner.

To continue with the comparison with Manzana, the californian company sold 235,000 fewer terminals than in the same three months last year, it experienced a 0.6% decline in its growth although it gained 0.6% more market share.

With his good work, Xiaomi has dethroned Apple from the top-3 brands that sell the most smartphones in the world and head straight for its next target, Huawei. The latter continues in free fall, with 14 million fewer units sold and a decline of 21.3%.

Finally for the moment Samsung continues intractable and unreachable in the first place with almost 81 million sales and a solidity that marks its growth of 2.2%. It is mild, but it is still growth.

We will be waiting for the statistics of the last three months of this turbulent year 2020.