Canalys responds to Xiaomi's statement on errors in other companies' reporting of its Q1 smartphone estimates
Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) – Thursday, 2 May 2019
On 2 May, Xiaomi released a special announcement, which stated that “recently several media publications quoted some information from certain market research institutions about our estimated shipment of smartphones in the first quarter of 2019. The information is inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones.” Canalys wants to make it absolutely clear that it was not the company responsible for the inaccurate data and that its reputation remains unblemished.
For the avoidance of doubt, Canalys published its Q1 2019 shipment estimates on 1 May, and reported that Xiaomi had shipped 27.8 million units during the quarter. This compares closely with the statement Xiaomi made on 2 May that “our shipment of smartphones in the first quarter of 2019 exceeded 27.5 million.”
Canalys believes in the importance of releasing final data following a due diligence process, which is vital to provide the public with the most accurate market picture. Rita Chaher, Executive VP at Canalys, said, “Canalys has become the go-to-source of mobility industry research. We don’t issue preliminary numbers, instead we publish the best quality data once our process is complete. That is why we are in the privileged position of serving so many industry leaders and financial institutions with high-quality information.”
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