Demand for Top Chinese Brands Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales in Third Quarter 2018--Gartner.

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In the third quarter of 2018, Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi, helped drive global smartphone sales, according to Gartner, Inc. Overall, sales of smartphones to end users grew 1.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 to reach 389 million units.

"If we had taken both Huawei and Xiaomi out of the global smartphone vendors list, smartphone sales to end users would have declined by 5.2 percent," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "Led by low-price smartphones, enhanced camera features and high-quality resolution displays, top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers boosted their sales across emerging markets in the third quarter of 2018."

While sales of smartphones are slowing down for most mobile phone manufacturers, Huawei saw demand for its smartphones grow by 43 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Huawei remains the No. I smartphone brand in Greater China and in the top 3 among many European markets. "The gap between Samsung and Huawei continues...

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