During the third quarter of 2016, worldwide smartphone sales are starting to come around as the global mobile industry begins to recover from a slump in the first six months of the year. But wait -- that growth appears to be driven not by familiar powerhouse names such as Samsung, Apple, and LG, but by Chinese phone makers like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo.
Even though Samsung posted a slight decrease in its total volume of smartphone shipments during the first quarter of this year, the South Korean mobile giant remains the number one seller of smartphone devices around the world, according to research firm IDC.
Chinese phone makers seem to like their devices ultra-slim. Earlier this year, Gionee introduced the Elife S5.1 smartphone, which has a thickness (more like thinness) of 5.1 millimeters. And then Oppo trumped Gionee's offering by introducing its own, the R5 smartphone, which comes with a thickness of 4.85 millimeters.
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