TAIPEI, Taiwan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--According to the latest market survey conducted by TrendForce, both Samsung and Apple have remained the most-used smartphone brands among Chinese consumers. Xiaomi has managed to overtake HTC and is currently at the fifth place. TrendForce believes Xiaomi’s smartphone sales will greatly affect China's domestic smartphone industry, and will exert the biggest impact on smartphone manufacturers such as Lenovo and ZTE, which produce similarly-priced products.
The Xiaomi brand is probably best known for its “low cost, high performance” reputation. According to TrendForce’s research, more than 60% of the surveyed consumers have showed interests in buying the “Red Rice” smartphone due to its high performance-price ratio as well as affordability. Among these respondents, the majority of those attracted by the device’s low price tend to be 39 years old or under. The male respondents who are most concerned about Internet connectivity tend to show greater interests in keeping track of Xiaomi's smartphone devices than their female counterparts.
Aside from appealing to the existing Xiaomi users, the “Red Rice” smartphones have also managed to attract users of various other smartphone brands. Compared to Apple, which enjoys a high brand loyalty, many Android smartphone companies are revealed to have been hit hard by Xiaomi's rising popularity. The desire to switch to the “Red Rice” smartphone appears to be the greatest among Lenovo's and ZTE's users, and moderately strong among users of Samsung, Nokia, and Huawei.
According to the data collected from TrendForce’s 3,272 Chinese respondents, the Xiaomi smartphone’s usage rate, while above HTC’s, is still behind that of Samsung, Apple, Nokia, and Huawei. The Chinese company currently ranks fifth in the “most-used smartphone brand” category.
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