Huawei and Xiaomi lead Chinese smartphone shipments

Huawei and Xiaomi lead Chinese smartphone shipments

05 AUG 2015

Domestic vendors Huawei and Xiaomi were responsible for one in three smartphones shipped in China during the second quarter of 2015, according to research firm Canalys.

Xiaomi regained its crown as the market’s largest smartphone maker with a 15.9 per cent share, although Huawei was hot on its heels with 15.7 per cent. And Huawei was also the fastest growing vendor in the top ten, growing 48 per cent sequentially.

But China’s smartphone market “continues to mature, remaining stagnant quarter-on-quarter”, said Jingwen Wang, analyst for the firm.

“Huawei recorded the highest smartphone shipments in its history without compromising its product margin or profitability. Apple and Samsung have both increased their sales activities in the China market, expanding rapidly in channel coverage through flagship stores and small to medium size phone retailers respectively. Xiaomi is under immense pressure to maintain its top position in the quarters to come,” the researcher continued.

Apple took third place in the market, followed by Samsung and Vivo.

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