Xiaomi coming to the U.S. smartphone market
Xiaomi, along with Huawei, is ready to challenge Apple in the U.S. smartphone market. The companies have already negotiated with local mobile operators. It is well known that there were negotiations Verizon.
Apple is the undisputed leader in the local gadget market. In the third quarter of 2017, the share of sales of Apple smartphones was 30.4% of the total. Samsung had the share of sales 25.1%. The next three places were taken by LG, ZTE, and Motorola, respectively. The rest of the brands took only 10% of the total number of sales.
At the same time, the proportion of Apple’s total sales in China fell sharply. During the same period, the company took the fifth place after Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Xiaomi and Huawei have long planned the launch of their smartphones in the US. The main reason for this move was a sharp drop in Apple’s sales in China and an increase in the share of the two Chinese giants.