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Smartphone shipments in China dive 11% in 2017

Consumer apathy spurs first double-digit drop in world's biggest market

Huawei's P10 Plus smartphone   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- Smartphone shipments in the Chinese market sank 11.6% last year to 461 million units, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology said, as the market becomes saturated and new products fail to attract consumers.

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