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iPhones completely dominated the US market between March and January 2018, with the 64GB iPhone 8 declared the nation's most popular handset, followed by the 64 gig iPhone X.
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.
Xiaomi might be the champion of overall smartphone shipments in India, but Samsung still has the regional premium crown. Then again, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been eclipsed by the OnePlus 5T during Q1 2018.
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.
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.
China's top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
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.
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.
Samsung may have been India's top overall 2017 smartphone vendor, but Xiaomi won the final quarter, also leading the full-year model popularity chart.
Global smartphone sales only achieved minor growth during Q4 2017, according to GfK market research, but average smartphone prices surged at a remarkable pace.
Xiaomi may have surpassed Samsung in Q4 2017 smartphone shipments in India, but the world's number one mobile device vendor was also the region's champ in actual sales to customers.
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.
It's not looking good for Apple's iPhone X, which may end up selling just 18 million units in Q1 2018, and 12 mil in Q2. But its three sequels should do great business.
Apple is number one in CIRP's Q4 2017 US smartphone activation rankings, surging from a 34 percent share during the final three months of 2016 to an impressive 39 percent.
Apple was one of China's top performers in overall 2017 smartphone sales volume, with the iPhone 7 Plus ranked second and iPhone 7 fifth on the best-selling model list.
Ahead of a somewhat surprising December demand slowdown, Apple's iPhone X reportedly crushed the competition in the month of November, at least across three major global markets.
Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.