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Huawei maintains top rank in China smartphone shipments

Local manufacturers expand shares fast as Apple slides to fifth place

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A Huawei executive holds up a new P10 at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.   © Reuters

GUANGZHOU -- China's Huawei Technologies topped the smartphone shipment ranking in the country for the second straight quarter in the April-June period, while Apple fell a notch to fifth, according to U.S. research company International Data Corp.

IDC said Huawei's sales during the period grew 22.6% from a year previously to 23.5 million units.

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