The Chinese smartphone market has paced faster since 2011, reaching 460 million units in 2017, according to Taipei-based and government-backed IT research institute MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute). "As of the third quarter of 2017, the accumulated 4G user base in China topped around 950 million with a penetration rate of 68%, indicating the adoption of 4G smartphones has become more widespread and the future growth will rely highly on replacement demand," says Aaron Lin, senior industry analyst at MIC.
Global Smartphone Shipment Share by Major Brand, 2016-2018
Source: MIC, January 2018
"Xiaomi has regained its reign again with its Mi 6/Redmi 4X/MIX 2 and its efforts to develop physical channels and overseas markets have paid off with its shipment volume growing to a new high."
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