Since few years DST is called Mail.ru Group. And it's not really a startup. It's over 15 years old.
I hope that low cost cellular manufacturers like this don't deter the bigger boys from spending money on development of top end devices due to diminishing sales.
It's great that affordable devices are hitting the market but continual development is also key.
lets hope this time the court decision turns in favor for the 3g redmi note phone
plz bring back the 3g redmi note 150000 registrations are still waiting really nice phone than 4g.
Really Chinese little rice showing the way to the world. Apple's policy is just to make money and sales 100% more than actual value at beginning and slowly cuts prices upto half after few years. Samsung is following apple but has big pressures to lower their prices. But Xiaomi is selling in very few profit margins and not expending money on advertising stuffs. That's why Xiaomi is selling high quality devices in very low prices . Considering those facts I think Xiaomi could be number one after few years.
pp03, 22 Dec 2014I don't understand how companies get these valuations.You and me both, Xiaomi valuation report is todays business news
To digress Angry Mobile Nerds first post on this topic is....
"Take away their China sales and they won't even make the top 10, goes to show how dependent they are on their home turf which also happens to be the worlds most populated.
I really want to see Xiaomi launch its phones in a developed country just to see how it goes."
First paragraph is so so, and inherently flawed
Second paragraph is wow!
I reallly don't understand the valuation either considering it Xiaomi made just $56.1 million profit in 2013, filing unveils http://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_made_just_561_million_profit_in_2013_filing_unveils-news-10482.php
This meagre profit considering the volume of phones Xiaomi sells will almost certainly be wiped out by the royalty payments Xiaomi will now have to pay Sony as it is barred from selling phones in India due to patent infringement.
Xiaomi owes Sony for ALL past sale and future sales its makes if it wants to restart sale in India
Whilst Samsung are experiancing a profit fall for 2014 Xiaomi are selling phones at cost, near cost loss? so the $45Bn valuation is.... optimistic
Roger Blackstone, 22 Dec 2014I don't think Xiaomi would snoop for the Chinese government, but however, if they do something... moreIf u r not american, u can't sue a american company for snooping u in a american court.. So it didn't make any difference to people of other countries whether it is american company or chinies..
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2014Sorry won't buy these junks. Chinese government will probably use our information. I trust Kor... moreI hope you're right, but I think all phone OS and apps collect user data, no exception.
I don't think Xiaomi would snoop for the Chinese government, but however, if they do something wrong, it is impossible to sue them. Not so in the case of Japanese and Korean or US companies.
The hanging threat of civil litigation keeps companies honest. Unless Chinese fix this, their companies will have limited success in the global market.
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2014Actually Xiaomi is quite pricey by Chinese standards. Most Chinese companies are far cheaper (... moreChinese people buy Coolpad but they don't buy Elephone, Zopo or Jiayu, those phones are mostly for export to Europe and elsewhere.
Anonymous, 22 Dec 2014It is not nitpicking.. It is understanding what the article and the statistics are about.
You... moreIm actually trying to bringing a clearer understanding of these statistics. The first rule of statistics is how they are worded or presentated will either give a more or less favorable impression depending whether you want the statistic to help or hurt your case.
I think most people here have totally misunderstood the statistic and think it translates to market share and product quality somehow. People also need to understand how much this statistic changes by the simple removal of one market. I say without China sales they wouldn't even be in the top 10 am I right or wrong?
Angry Mobile Nerd, 22 Dec 2014This is all about perception. People see them at #3 and think Xiaomi is conquering the world ... moreIt depend on where you ask the question.
If you going to ask in China (including HK, Macau & Taiwan), which represent almost 1/4 of world population, Xiomi are huge.
Sorry won't buy these junks. Chinese government will probably use our information. I trust Koreans and Japanese more. Even Americans use our informations
Boxey, 22 Dec 2014excuse me,but what exactly did they copy???A = B, B = C so
A = C
A = China items are copy materials
B = Its from china
c = So its copy of some thing
Angry Mobile Nerd, 22 Dec 2014Actually I was thinking of rephrasing it like you did but it would probably just trigger more ... moreIt is not nitpicking.. It is understanding what the article and the statistics are about.
You are bringing in irrelevant arguments to prove the statistics inaccurate.
Foxconn is not on the list cos it is a 'contract manufacturer'.. The phones they make are for others and not their own. Their "own" phones are sold under the brand 'Foxconn Infocus'.. Which might be under 'others' section of the list..
It seems your understanding of the article regarding xiaomi being 3rd largest manufacturer is highly flawed..
They didn't copy anything. They are not Samsung to copy. Mi 4 build quality is more than Samsung Galaxy S5.
thenerd, 22 Dec 2014But that won't change the fact that they're the third largest manufacturer...Yes, but like I just said it's extremely misleading. People are quickly making it like Xiaomi is a "global" force to be reckoned with which couldn't be further from the truth.