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Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple are now the top smartphone brands in China

Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple are now the top smartphone brands in China
Xiaomi, Huawei, and Apple are now the top smartphone brands in China
Oppo and Vivo have displaced Lenovo and Coolpad in the region. Overall smartphone shipments as of 2015 are up 2.5 percent from 2014.

While Xiaomi grossly overestimated its sales targets last year, the Chinese manufacturer still ranks first in its home country according to the latest figures from IDC. Huawei and Apple are second and third on the list, respectively. Smartphone shipments as of Q4 2015 as a whole rose by 7.9 percent in the region to 117.3 million units.

As for the full 2015 year, smartphone shipments rose 2.5 percent from 423.3 million in 2014 to 434.1 million. Oppo and Vivo are now the fourth and fifth largest smartphone manufacturers in China compared to the same study done in 2013 where Samsung, Lenovo, and Coolpad were all part of the top five only to drop off in two years time.

When looking at the average prices of smartphones, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo have all been offering cheaper and cheaper devices. On the other hand, the average prices of Huawei and Apple smartphones have actually risen by 20.9 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively, from 2014 to 2015.

Huawei recently boasted shipping 100 million smartphones worldwide compared to over 300 million from Samsung and 80 million from Xiaomi during the 2015 calendar year. Other manufacturers like LG, HTC, Lenovo, and Microsoft have been reporting relatively poor smartphone sales in comparison.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-02-16 (Update: 2016-02-16)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.