On July 25th, market research firm Canalys released the second quarter shipment report of China’s smartphones. According to the report, China’s smartphone shipments reached more than 100 million units in the second quarter, up from 91 million units in the first quarter. Among them, Huawei’s market share in China has reached 27%, which is the largest share of Chinese smartphone manufacturers since 2011. Compared with the 21% market share in the second quarter of 2017, its market share has increased significantly.
OPPO and vivo, occupied the second and third spots but While oppo’s share increased slightly to 21%, vivo’s share increased significantly to 20% market share. Xiaomi claimed 14% of the Chinese market to come fourth on the list.
Overall, the top five mobile phone manufacturers accounted for 90% of shipments, 73% a year ago, leaving fewer opportunities for other mobile phone manufacturers. According to analysts, Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, accounted for 55% of Huawei’s shipments in the second quarter of 2018, up from 33% a year ago. With its latest flagship model, Honor has successfully entered the high-end market. At the same time, it continues to compete with rivals such as Xiaomi in the low-end and mid-end market.