We've been charting Xiaomi's steady rise in China over the past few years, but the latest stats from IDC make it clear just how far the tiny phone company has come (as well as how far Samsung has fallen). Xiaomi ended up leading China's smartphone market last year with a 12.5 percent share of shipments, while Samsung came in second place with a 12.1 percent share. Sure, those numbers may make it seem like Xiaomi and Samsung are basically on the same level, but what's really important is how they've changed from 2013. Xiaomi's market share actually rose 186 percent last year, while Samsung's fell around 22 percent (and it was the only smartphone company among China's top five to fall). The Korean electronics giant was already facing slumping sales early last year, when we argued that China would likely be its next big opportunity for a comeback. But, from the looks of it, Xiaomi basically ended up eating Samsung's lunch.