News by Luke Jones on Wednesday January 28, 2015.
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Xiaomi has made a huge impact in the Chinese market and because Huawei is also from China, it is easy to think that the both are huge rivals. However, according to Huawei chief Richard Yu, Xiaomi is not actually the company's main rival, instead that accolade goes to Korean giant and market leader, Samsung.Many think Xiaomi's huge rise has made it Huawei's true competitor, and sure, along with LG and Lenovo the two companies are fighting to be the third largest smartphone brand in the world. Samsung and Apple are the two clear leaders, and considering Huawei sold more than Xiaomi, Lenovo, and LG in 2014 (75 million smartphones) Yu says he is looking up and sees Samsung as his company's main rival. On top of that, Yu took a few sledgehammers to Xiaomi, saying the company has "no chance" in the high end market and deriding a number of the company's smartphones. And that is probably how a war of words is started... over to you Xiaomi.
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