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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.
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.
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.
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.
According to both Strategy Analytics and IDC, Apple dominated global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, while Samsung finished the year in first place.
Sources close to two reputable business publications claim Apple may have reduced Q1 2018 iPhone X production targets from 40 to 20 million units. One supplier says that might not be so.
Apple can no longer realistically expect to ship 40 million iPhone X units this quarter, substantially revising down its internal production targets.
India's extremely important smartphone market was dominated by Xiaomi rather than Samsung during the final quarter of last year, while Reliance Jio won the local feature phone trophy.
According to Canalys market research, Apple's iPhone X was the world's top-shipping smartphone during the October - December 2017 quarter, selling particularly well in China.
Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.
After a raucous pre-order start, the S Pen-wielding Samsung Galaxy Note 8 achieved the one million Korean sales milestone in 48 days total.
Samsung dominated global smartphone shipments again during Q3 2017, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO and star performer Xiaomi.
Pretty soon, Xiaomi is expected to surpass Samsung's smartphone shipment numbers in India, which has just become the world's second largest market.
Lenovo is still hoping for mobile industry relevance after selling a total of 11 million own-brand and Motorola smartphones between April and June 2017.
Everybody knows Samsung and Apple are the most successful smartphone brands in the US, but what very few people realize is ZTE's own local popularity.
Yes, there might be such a thing as too much ambition, and Huawei, OPPO and Vivo probably need to calm down a little when it comes to sales targets.