Xiaomi could overtake Apple in 2018 – Strategy Analytics

Chinese smartphone maker's models proving wildly popular in India.

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Xiaomi could overtake Apple in 2018 to become the world's second-largest smartphone maker, predicted Strategy Analytics late on Thursday, after the Chinese company put in a strong third-quarter performance. The company shipped 27.7 million handsets during the three months to 30 September, compared to 14.5 million a year earlier. Its market share jumped to 7% from 3.9%, good enough for fifth place in Strategy Analytics' ranking of global smartphone vendors…

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