STORY: Sales at smartphone maker Xiaomi tumbled over the second quarter.
They dropped by a fifth to just over $10 billion.
The firm took a hit amid tough conditions in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market.
Shanghai and other major cities there have faced new health-crisis lockdowns.
Data this week showed that the country’s economic growth unexpectedly slowed as a result.
Meanwhile the company says overseas sales were hit by rising inflation.
Net profit also took a hit, as Xiaomi used sales and promotions to clear out inventory.
The company had enjoyed a surge in 2021, when it grabbed market share from Huawei.
Its rival was crippled by U.S. sanctions.
But the bump has proved short lived, with smartphone sales down 29% in the latest period.
Xiaomi is hunting for new markets as a result.
Earlier this month it said it had started testing self-driving vehicles in select cities in China.