The so-called “Chinese Apple”, Xiaomi, was the most popular manufacturer of smartphones in China, and that helped the company to build an image recognizable all around the world.
But, according to data from market research company Canalys, Huawei had become, in the last quarter, for the first time in history, the smartphone producer with the biggest number of deliveries in the country.
To be more precise, they have delivered 81% more phones when comparing the same time period last year, and it is mostly thanks to their great phones Huawei P8 and Mate S.
At the same time the sales of Xiaomi devices dropped significantly. This news is particularly worrying because it damaged their image as a company that grows rapidly and unstoppably, and they built that image even before they started entering international markets.