Huawei finally leading the Chinese smartphone market
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.