Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago.
Even if shipments decreased for all vendors, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi did well in overseas markets, mostly because of hardware upgrades and better ways of promoting and selling their devices.
Display-wise, phones with…