According to the Canalys new report, China has shipped more than 131.6 million smartphones in fourth quarter of 2016, in which Huawei leading in this list, followed by Oppo and Vivo.
The report was published by Canalys a Singapore based market research firm, which claims that the smartphone shipments in China accounted for almost third of Global sales.
Quoting the Digitimes reports, Canalys says “Shipments of the smartphones in China during the fourth quarter of 2016, is the highest in number in the history. The overall shipments for the entire year is 476.5 million units, with an increase of 11.4 percent as compared to 2015.”
In 2016 Huawei shipped 76.2 million units in China,followed by Oppo who shipped 73.2 million units and Vivo with 63.2 million units.
Jessie Ding, Analyst at Canalys says “In 2016, the top three brands were competing with new product launches, go-to-market strategies and brand building. Also, their flagship products started to contribute to a much larger part of their total shipments and created a halo effect for the rest of the portfolio, like Samsung and Apple.”
Canalys claims that in Quarter 4th of 2016, Xiaomi became number four in the China smartphone market, while Apple fell to fifth place. Xiaomi shipped a total of 51.4 million units of smartphones with a 21.0% year-on-year decline, while its market share decreased from 15.2% in 2015 to 10.7% in 2016, the lowest since 2013. Apple managed shipped 43.8 million units of iPhones throughout the year, a year-on-year decrease of 18.2%