Significantly more popular than the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi's mid-range Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro phones only took four months to reach five million sales.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are unlikely to come close to their predecessors' sales figures, and Samsung's overall profits will decline as a direct consequence.
Between the early success of the own-brand P20 Pro and an enthusiastic reception of the Honor 10 both in China and internationally, Huawei has every reason to expect a new yearly sales record in 2018.
70,000 reservations in six days is certainly a promising start for the LG G7 ThinQ in Korea, beating the initial popularity of the G6, but the hard part is yet to come for the company's newest flagship phone.
Both Samsung and Apple contributed to Europe's shrinking Q1 2018 smartphone shipment numbers, but the iPhone X was easily the continent's most popular model, according to Canalys.
Many analysts rushed to deem the iPhone X a flop, but this flop managed to outsell all other smartphones in the world between January and March 2018.
According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi more than doubled its share of the global smartphone market between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018, while Huawei achieved a new quarterly record.
According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report, Xiaomi and Huawei's smartphone sales are rapidly growing in Europe's top five markets, while Apple is doing solid business in China.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are reportedly not doing very well in the company's homeland, but neither is Apple's iPhone X.
It may be a while before global smartphone sales start surging again, but in the meantime, vendors can be very happy about recent average price trends.
If the most recent Canalys numbers are correct, Samsung shipped 8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ units in a single month, while iPhone X shipments totaled just 14 mil for the entire first quarter.
Fresh Canalys research has Xiaomi topping the smartphone shipment charts in India between January and March 2018, at a total of 9 million units, compared to less than 7.5 mil for silver medalist Samsung.
If it wasn't already abundantly clear, suppliers and analysts have confirmed Apple's HomePod struggles in a Bloomberg report, with sales significantly below internal expectations.
China's top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
Due to iPhone X sales failing to meet expectations, the number of financial analysts predicting lower numbers for all of Apple's current handsets is growing.
Samsung's Galaxy S9 sales numbers may not have exceeded S8 scores on their first day in Korea, but down the line, they should be slightly higher around the world.
A refined design, reimagined camera and aggressive marketing campaigns should help the Galaxy S9 and S9+ sell better than their predecessors. As for their successors, a Galaxy X name is very much on the table.
Finnish startup HMD Global reportedly shipped as many as 4.4 million Nokia smartphones in Q4 2017, and close to 60 million feature phones in total last year, looking at even higher numbers for 2018.
The stock Android-powered Google Pixel smartphone line is still only getting started, but that doesn't make its 2017 box-office result any less disappointing.
Apple Watch shipment numbers were up impressively both in calendar Q4 2017 and for the full year, including robust Series 3 LTE sales.
Huawei managed to handily beat OPPO for China's Q4 2017 and full-year smartphone crowns, with Apple in fifth place overall, but easily the champion of profits.
Rookie smartphone manufacturer HMD Global reportedly managed to sell a boatload of intelligent Nokia devices last year, coming very close to the global top ten OEMs.
Sony will have a new CEO, CFO and mobile business skipper starting April 1, reporting astounding overall financial results for fiscal Q3 2017, but once again losing on smartphones.