Xiaomi, whose products are loved for their affordability and the optimal combination of features and cost, has focused on the flagship segment. At the end of last year, it introduced the Xiaomi 12 series, which plans to expand with Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro.
The prospect of the release of these models is quite expected and predictable. True, the lack of ideas and the indefatigable desire to expand the line of devices by any available means are increasingly pushing the company onto the path of rebranding. And in the case of Xiaomi 12T and Xiaomi 12T Pro, they will resort to the same strategy. It became known that these models will only be global versions of Redmi K50S and Redmi K30 S Pro, which will be sold exclusively in the Chinese market.
The Xiaomiui website told about such a transformation, which managed to “gut” the firmware and find confirmation of the stated facts in Mi Code. Information was also found there that Xiaomi 12T and Redmi K50S will offer a chipset from MediaTek; and Xiaomi 12T Pro and Redmi K50S Pro will be built on Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. Unfortunately, this is all the information about the new products that we managed to find out. Estimated release time of the devices is August-October 2022.
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According to the latest reports, Xiaomi smartphone market share is still rising in many global smartphone markets, including big ones like the Chinese and Indian markets. According to Canalys, Samsung is actively losing ground in the Indian market. If just a few years ago it was in the lead and actively resisted the expansion of Xiaomi; now the latter has noticeably come off, and Realme is preparing to surpass the Korean giant.
In the first quarter, Realme’s sales rose from 4.3 million to 6 million over the year; while Samsung’s sales fell from 7 million to 6.9 million. As a result, the former has 16% of the market, while the latter now has 18% of the market. Xiaomi, with its 8 million smartphones sold, holds 21%, although a year earlier it sold 10.5 million devices; so in fact Xiaomi’s sales decline is much larger than Samsung’s.
The top five also includes Vivo and Oppo with 5.7 and 4.6 million smartphones sold in the quarter. In total, 38 million smartphones were sold in the country during the reporting period; which is 2% more than a year ago.