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    Huawei closes gap with Apple, Samsung retains pole position in smartphone sales

    Preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker show that Huawei is closing in on Apple with 11.3% market share against the California-based firm’s 12.0% share. Samsung is currently leading the smartphone market race with a massive market share of 23.3% and a second quarter shipment volume of 79.8 million units.

    Huawei’s current success can be attributed to the success of the P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9 smartphones as well as solid offerings in the mid- and entry-level market such as the GR5 2017 and GR3 2017, respectively. Data suggests that Huawei has shipped 38.5 million smartphones by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

    China-based firms OPPO and Xiaomi ranks 4th and 5th, respectively, in the race of most shipments of smartphones worldwide with the former shipping out 27.8 million units leading to a market share of 8.1% while the latter was able to ship 21.2 million units for a 6.2% market share worldwide.

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