06 May 2019
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has announced that it has shipped 27.5 million smartphones in Q1, 2019. For the first time, Xiaomi has refuted the data of market research firms and stated that they have reported wrong shipment numbers for its devices in the first quarter of 2019.
Chairman of Xiaomi Corporation, Lei Jun, stated that several media publications gave wrong information taken from certain market research institutions about their estimated smartphones shipment in Q1, 2019.
"The information is inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones," Jun stated, without revealing the name of the market research firms. "Our shipment of smartphones in the first quarter of 2019 exceeded 27.5 million," he added.
International Data Corporation (IDC) had stated that Xiaomi shipped 25 million units in Q1 2019. The market tracker stated that "Xiaomi also experienced a decline in 1Q19 with volumes of 25 million, which was down 10.2 per cent year over year. India was the only country in Asia/Pacific where Xiaomi grew its shipments during the quarter," it added.
While research firm Canalys has stated it has stated that Xiaomi shipped 27.8 million units, which were close to the figure that Xiaomi has mentioned. Canalys added that it "wants to make it absolutely clear that it was not the company responsible for the inaccurate data and that its reputation remains unblemished".