Xiaomi, the upstart, privately held Chinese smartphone maker, could upset Apple, Huawei and Oppo to become the number two phone maker, according to a report from research firm Strategy Analytics. The firm based this on the results of Q3 smartphone sales. It finds Xiaomi, though currently in fifth place globally, had the fastest shipment growth of any of the top five. All the sales data are estimates, given that only Apple discloses actual shipment data.

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