‘Gear up, suppliers’, says Xiaomi, since it plans to ship 100 million phones this year!


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With the company’s 5th anniversary around the corner, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun is making some special plans. Not only is Xiaomi going to launch a few more products later this month, but it’ll also ship a hundred million smartphones this year… at least according to Jun.

Before you decide that Xiaomi’s dreaming a bit too much, take some numbers: the company shipped 65 million phones in 2014, which in itself is a huge leap. Despite that, 100 million is a long way to go, but considering the way Xiaomi has been progressing through the past few months, that might certainly be possible.

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In China, Xiaomi is working on stabilizing sales channels of its latest and greatest, i.e., the Mi Note. In the neighbouring Indian market, the company’s Redmi 2 alongside the Redmi Note and Mi 4 seem to be doing well, albeit not Redmi 1S-well.

The ‘Xiaomi Ferrari‘ phone that leaked very recently is another device that we’re looking out for later this year. So, clearly, there’s a lot Xiaomi have on their plate and, like I said earlier, despite the magical 100 million looking a little daunting at the moment, it is certainly possible that Xiaomi get to that mark without much fuss by the end of this year.

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