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Xiaomi sells 34.7 million handsets in the first half of 2015

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has announced that it sold nearly 35 million handsets in the first six months of 2015, a year-on-year increase of 33 percent.

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Xiaomi sold 61 million devices last year, and while it is encouraging to see the vendor cross the halfway mark already this year, CEO Lei Jun stated that the goal for 2015 was to reach 100 million sales. Xiaomi needs to enter new markets to achieve that milestone, which is exactly what it's doing by launching the Redmi 2 in Brazil.

The manufacturer has announced that it will build devices locally in Brazil, and with Mexico and Colombia next on the list, it is likely that Brazil will serve as Xiaomi's manufacturing hub for the Latin American region.

Source: Twitter (Xiaomi)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • These guys from Xiaomi are coming on stronger than ever, you have no other choice than to witness their growth. I wonder if their devices are really solidly built, durable and above all, worth it?
    I bought four of their 2nd Generation Piston earphones as they were dead cheap ($5 each) on eBay, the 1st one gave up on me in less than a week, But the second one seems to work fine.
    Let's see what the future holds for them. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sounds like counterfeit Posted via S6 Edge
  • I hope not. The packaging looks ideal. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You bought fake ones, it does not cost $5, there are many chinese clone manufactuerer's who are making fake Xiaomi headphones, powerbanks etc. Always try to buy from official website
  • Looks like you bought those clone made.. Posted via the Android Central App by OnePlus One
  • Earphones are a little different than smart phones. Alot of big company's make garbage headphones and make a great smartphone. Posted via Android Central App
  • I always liked MIUI. Xiaomi should partner with American MVNOs to develop a stronger presence here. I think they would capture a lot of marketshare, especially at the entry- and mid-levels.
  • What GOOGLE needs to do is part with Xiaomi (and Huawei, Asus, Alcatel etc.) to create an app store in China that does not need Google Play services.
  • Xiaomi has ties to the Chinese government,and has a bit of a shady past. They broke many promises to release the kernel so the phones could be rooted. They finally did, but why it took so long, I suspect it was to clean up the code. XDA has a few threads on it and other concerns. IMHO the risks of using Chinese phones is unacceptable. All phone call home,and unless it is over https,then there is a real possibility your phone could be co-opted. Google "Great Cannon" and read the report by Citizens lab. Posted via the Android Central App, HTC Evo 4g LTE ,on Sprint
  • 1. Don't forget your tinfoil hat.
    2. If you are using a phone in the USA, the government already has the ability to snoop on anything & everything you do on your phone.
  • Don't spread FUD, Xiaomi is a private company with shareholders from all over the world, follow the news about venture capitalists investing money in Xiaomi every year
  • Really? As you're posting using your chinese phone? HTC is chinese. Fail.
  • HTC is Taiwanese. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Check out any person's passport from Taiwan, it will say "Republic of China" in Bold.
  • Do you have any sources for this info? I'd love to read more into this...
  • Still very impressed with our Redmi HMNote Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still not in the U.S. Yawn Posted via Android Central App
  • The price of xiaomi devices are great but the build quality is lacking. Bought the mipad, SD card wasn't recognised. Clock app was not even installed. Tried installing Google clock app, through the play store and side loading it, no luck. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Check out the Mi4, absolutely stunning build quality. Posted via the Android Central App
  • ^What he said. Love my Mi4
  • I just ordered one so I'm hoping that it lives up to the specs. Posted via my Motorola Startac
  • I have used Xiaomi phone for a couple of years now. I am using the mi 4i at the moment it's very well build and the screen seems more clear than my S6 edge. I enjoy using their products along with a flagship and I don't have a problem that their is no app draw. I you are going to buy Xiaomi headphones make sure you don't buy it off eBay they are well known for selling fake headphones. You can also test to see if you have a fake phone online Posted via the Android Central App