Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones in 2018

- Adrian Ungureanu

Xiaomi has grown a lot in the past years on the smartphone market, being one of the top dogs in Asia. They gave big plans to expand all over the world and for next year they set a new goal.

According to Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, the company wants to ship 100 million smartphones in 2018. Now keep in mind that these are shipment goals and not sales goals, those are two different things, but they are at least somewhat related to each other.

According to Digitimes, this goal is set on two factors from Xiaomi’s sales in 2017. The company’s shipments increased by a whopping 70% year-over-year in the second quarter, to around 23.16 million units. On top of that, shipments in India grew 328% in the first half of the year. With that kind of growth, Xiaomi is now number two in India, trailing Samsung.

It’s not the only lofty goal the Chinese tech firm set recently. The company plans flood the world with 2,000 new stores within the next three years. Half of those stores will be opened overseas with partners and the other half will be owned and operated by Xiaomi in China.