Smartphones China: Apple versus domestic brands

Apple is the last international brand left in China’s smartphone sales top 5. In 2015, Samsung was ousted from the mobile phone ranking in China, with domestic brands performing well. Overall sales of smartphones grew 8 percent in Q4, to a total of 117.3 devices sold.

Shanghai Daily reports that Huawei was leading the pack in Q4 of 2015, with a market share of 17.9 percent. According to market data provided by research firm IDC, Apple came second (17.1 percent), with Xiaomi finishing third (16.9).

Overall smartphones sales in China were up 3 percent in 2015. In 2015, Xiaomi led the market with a 15 percent share, followed by Huawei’s 14.5 percent, Apple’s 13.4 percent, Oppo’s 8.1 percent and Vivo’s 8.1 percent

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