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Xiaomi overtakes Apple for fourth place in the Chinese smartphone market

After six consecutive quarters of growth, Chinese smartphone shipments fell 3% to 113 million in the second quarter (Q2) 2017. China-based Huawei shipped over 23 million to lead the market for the second quarter in a row, according to the Canalys research firm. 

Oppo, a Chinese consumer electronics firm, shipped just over 21 million and had to settle for second place, despite growing 37% year on year. Vivo, an Indian tech company, held onto third place, shipping just over 16 million, losing ground on the leading pair during the quarter.

Xiaomi, a privately owned Chinese electronics company, was the standout vendor as it overtook Apple to take fourth place. It shipped just under 15 million smartphones in China, up more than 60% sequentially.

The rest of the top 10, including Apple, Samsung and Meizu, all suffered annual shipment declines this quarter. China’s smartphone market continues to consolidate, says Canalys Research Analyst Hattie He. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.