On the global level, Canalys reports 1.35 billion smartphones were shipped for the whole of 2021. Despite ongoing supply issues, the industry has shipped 7% more phones in 2021 compared to 2020. Globally, Samsung is still the #1 smartphone vendor shipping 274.5 million units while commanding a 20% market share. This is followed by Apple at second place with 230.1 million units and a market share of 17%. Xiaomi holds the #3 spot with a total of 191.2 million units shipped with a market share of 14%.

To maintain its momentum, Xiaomi Malaysia is launching the Redmi Note 11 series this coming Thursday which is expected to be priced from under RM1,000. For those looking for a flagship, they have recently launched the Xiaomi 12 series in China and there’s still no word on its international availability.