Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that raised $1.1 billion last month, has confirmed that it sold 61.12 million phones last year, bringing in an apparent revenues of 74.3 billion CNY ($12 billion) in the process.
The new figures were released by CEO Lei Jun on Weibo and are right in line with the company’s expectation for the year. Xiaomi sold 18.7 million devices in 2013, and 7.2 million in 2012, so the four-year-old company is continuing to grow its business at a rapid rate — its recent funding round valued it at $45 billion and it is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker.
Graph plotting Xiaomi’s annual sales figures
Lei Jun previously stated that Xiaomi expects to sell 100 million devices in 2015 and, with the company doing business in seven countries in Asia right, it has developed beyond its original focus on China with greater capacity to grow its business…
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