Should it be “has” instead of “have”?

Huawei’s range of smartphones have become an increasingly popular choice for tech lovers around the world, with the notable exception of the US – in fact, the company sells more smartphones than anyone other than Samsung.

Should it be “has” instead of “have”?

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Huawei smartphones are increasingly popular with tech lovers around the world, with the notable exception of the US - the company sells more smartphones than any other manufacturer except Samsung.

Huawei’s range of smartphones have become an increasingly popular choice for tech lovers around the world, with the notable exception of the US – in fact, the company sells more smartphones than anyone other than Samsung.

Thanks, Torsten.

If “range” is included, should it be “has” or “have”?

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“Huawei’s range of smartphones has become an increasingly popular choice for technology enthusiasts around the world, with the notable exception of the United States. In fact, the company sells more smartphones worldwide than any other company except Samsung.”

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Though what actually becomes increasingly popular is the smartphones, the grammar demands that it be structured with the singular verb to agree with “Huawei’s range”.

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