Huawei regained the lead in the smartphone market of China, Apple reigns in the premium segment
Counterpoint analysts estimated the smartphone market in China by the end of the first quarter of this year. The year sales in this country grew by only 4%, which roughly corresponds to the growth of the global smartphone market.
Huawei regained first place by implementing 20.8 million smartphones against 16.6 million a year earlier. Oppo is back in second place, having managed to sell 18.5 million versus 10.2 million last year. Closes the three leaders of the Vivo, which in the first quarter of 2016 could sell 11.3 million smartphones, and a year later sold 18,1 million
Apple is in fourth place, and its sales dropped from 12.5 to 10.7 million smartphones. Next is Xiaomi (8.5 million vs. 12.8 million a year earlier) and Samsung (3.5 million vs. 8.7 million a year earlier). The rest of the market players total had 25.6 million smartphones.
Separately, analysts point out that Apple remains a leader in the premium smartphone segment (worth more than $ 600). More specifically, it owns 74.2% of this market, and 71.5% of the accounted for by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Also the top ten best sellers in this segment included Huawei Mate 9, Vivo Xplay6, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.