According to the latest report from Counterpoint Research, smartphone sales in China experienced the roughest quarter in recent memory, dropping by 22% compared to Q1 2019 values. As expected the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the main reason for weak demand as shipments in February alone declined by 35% YoY. At the same time, tge share of online sales grew to 50%, up from 30% last year.
Huawei was the only OEM to stay afloat during the period with a 6% increase in sales. Apple saw a mere 1% decline while vivo (-27%), Oppo (-30%) and Xiaomi (-35%) suffered significant setbacks. In terms of market share, the abovementioned companies accounted for 93% of total sales with Huawei alone holding a near 40% share.
The iPhone 11 was the best selling device for the January – February period, marking the seventh consecutive month it reigned supreme. Huawei’s Mate 30 5G, nova 6 series and Honor’s 9X were the other best sellers for the period.
As a whole 5G phone shipments saw a 120% increase compared last year and now account for 15% of all smartphones. Over half of all 5G phones shipped in Q1 2020 were Huawei-made. Oppo, vivo and Xiaomi were the other leading 5G smartphone companies. Counterpoint predicts that 5G phones will account for 40% of the market by the end of Q4 2020.
in usa has none phone makers eve apple is not smartphone maker is just seller
How can Huawei continue to do better when they don't even have play store access. That's impossible.
>> Who cares China is the largest smartphone market in the world, lager than US+Europe combined. Tim Cook really cares.