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China Smartphones Muscle In on Apple, Samsung

By Yang Ge
The Chinese trio of Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi took more than 25% of the global smartphone market in the second quarter as they expand further abroad. Photo: Visual China
The Chinese trio of Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi took more than 25% of the global smartphone market in the second quarter as they expand further abroad. Photo: Visual China

Chinese brands consolidated their place as the world’s fastest-rising force in the global smartphone market, accounting for more than a quarter of sales on a rapid expansion beyond China, according to new data from global research firm IDC.

At the same time, the latest results also showed that leading Chinese brands Huawei and Oppo made strong gains both at home and abroad, while former high-flyer Xiaomi returned to the global top five as its recent turnaround takes hold.

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