Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks at the launch of a new smartphone in Beijing in this file photo. Xiaomi’s Mi was one of the three top-selling handsets in China last month, along with Huawei’s Honor and a Meizu model. Photo: AFP

‘A recovery is under way’: China’s smartphone market primed to bounce back as 4G handset sales pick up

Combined 3G and 4G smartphone shipments last month rose 22 per cent to hit a record 47.3 million units

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun speaks at the launch of a new smartphone in Beijing in this file photo. Xiaomi’s Mi was one of the three top-selling handsets in China last month, along with Huawei’s Honor and a Meizu model. Photo: AFP
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