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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.
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.
According to both Strategy Analytics and IDC, Apple dominated global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments, while Samsung finished the year in first place.
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.
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.
Samsung should continue to dominate the global smartphone market next year, but Apple and Huawei are expected to start narrowing the gap.
With the iPhone X released too late to count, the iPhone 7 took the Q3 2017 best-selling smartphone crown, followed by the 6s and Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime.
Samsung dominated global smartphone shipments again during Q3 2017, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO and star performer Xiaomi.
Xiaomi is having a pretty great year in terms of global smartphone volume, and so it's definitely no surprise to see the Chinese OEM expanding to Spain.
Huawei remains the king of smartphone shipments in its China homeland, according to fresh market research, narrowly beating OPPO and Vivo again.
Pretty soon, Xiaomi is expected to surpass Samsung's smartphone shipment numbers in India, which has just become the world's second largest market.
Huawei needed just nine months to cross the 100 million smartphone shipment barrier this year, cooking up among others some sort of a foldable product.
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.