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Huawei finally leading the Chinese smartphone market

Huawei P10 Android flagship, Huawei finally in control of the Chinese smartphone market
Huawei P10
With almost 21 million units shipped in the first quarter of the year and a market share of 18 percent, Huawei is now the new leader of the Chinese smartphone market. The next two places went to Oppo and Vivo.

The two new Huawei flagships, namely the P10 and P10 Plus, have been well received by the public and this Chinese brand seems to hold many surprises. Although its presence in other markets still has room for improvement, China is where Huawei has just managed to grab the crown from Oppo, another popular local brand.

According to research firm Canalys, Huawei "shipped close to 21 million units to secure an 18% market share" during the first quarter of 2017. Oppo had a strong annual growth of over 50 percent but fell to second place with less than 20 million units shipped. Vivo has the third place, with 17 million units sold during the same period.

The first three smartphone vendors in China control a combined market share of over 50 percent. The next two places go to Apple and Xiaomi. Canalys estimated a total of 114 million smartphones shipped in China during the quarter that closed on the last day of March.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-27 (Update: 2017-04-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.