The Chinese smartphone market is highly competitive and it’s difficult for any OEM to feel comfortable in the market. The latest report from market research firm, Counterpoint, shows that in the first quarter of 2019, Huawei remains the best-selling Chinese flagship brand, ranks third overall. Another Chinese flagship manufacturer that got spotted is OnePlus. The company ranked fourth overall and it’s only second to Huawei amongst Chinese manufacturers. Note that Counterpoint defines high-end smartphones as phones worth $400 or more.
Liu Zuohu, CEO of OnePlus said: “we will continue to maintain our own rhythm and bring you the best products and experiences…” Currently, Apple is still the world’s most popular high-end smartphone with a market share of 47%. Samsung ranks second with a 25% share. Among the Chinese mobile phone brands, Huawei ranks among the top three with a market share of 15%. In addition, Google’s Pixel series also made the top with a 2% market share, the same as OnePlus.
In the past 618 promotion, Liu Zuohu said: “Jingdong 618 final total score: OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro rose the brand to the fifth place in brand sales. In the high-end Android smartphone single product sales, OnePlus 7 Pro is second only to the P30 Pro. This achievement is a milestone for us. We use good products to pay tribute to the good, and use good results to pay tribute to the product.”
It’s interesting to see that Huawei is still doing quite well in the smartphone market. The tussle with the US is far from over. Let’s wait and see how events unfold after the three months reprieval period.