Huawei is now the top smartphone manufacturer in China
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Analysts from Gartner, IDC, and TrendForce all agree -- The new No. 1 smartphone manufacturer in China is Huawei. The Chinese telecommunications company ranks well ahead of Xiaomi not just in its homeland, but also worldwide. Xiaomi is now behind in second place on the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers list.
A separate report from market research firm Canalys shows similar results with Huawei inheriting the top spot in China. The firm claims that Huawei experienced a phenomenal growth of 81 percent in Q3 2015 YoY. This allowed Huawei to come in from behind and take a substantial against its nearest rival.
Canalys will publish its full analysis later this month. Its initial report claims that Xiaomi held a market share of 15.9 percent in Q2 2015 compared to 15.7 percent from Huawei. Xiaomi sold an estimated 35 million smartphones for H1 2015 and analysts remain doubtful that the manufacturer can reach its lofty target of 80 to 100 million for all of 2015.