Xiaomi refuted a recent report that estimated its smartphone shipments fell short of the 27.5 million figure the company confirmed it shipped in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 in a statement filed on Thursday to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Research firm IDC estimated in a report released April 30 that Xiaomi’s smartphone shipment volume for Q1 2019 fell 10.2% year over year to 25.0 million units.

Xiaomi responded in its statement dated Thursday that “some information from certain market research institutions,” which was quoted by several media publications, was “inaccurate and unfair” and misrepresented the company’s actual performance. According to the company, its Q1 smartphone shipments declined 1.8% compared with the same period a year earlier.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...