China's top selling smartphone Xiaomi beats Samsung

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Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China’s top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said on Tuesday.

Seoul: Xiaomi, a Chinese handset maker little known in the West, overtook tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. to become China’s top-selling smartphone brand in the second quarter, a market research company said on Tuesday.

According to Canalys, Xiaomi sold 15 million smartphones in China during the Q2, more than a three-fold surge from a year earlier. It product surpassed Samsung, which had the leading position in China for more than two years, as well as local brands such as Lenovo and Huawei.
During the April-June period, Samsung’s China smartphone sales decreased to 13.2 million units from 15.5 million a year earlier. Lenovo trailed Samsung by a margin of 2 million units. Xiaomi is now among the top five smartphone companies in the world.
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