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China's smartphone shipment dips below 100m in Q1

Big brands crush smaller rivals as market shrinks

A Xiaomi shop in Liaoning Province. The company was the only major vendor with strong growth thanks to a new in-store sales approach.   © Reuters

SHENZHEN -- Chinese smartphone shipments have declined year-on-year for four straight quarters, killing off some smaller competitors to the benefit of established producers.

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