According to Counterpoint Research, the mobile phone market share in the third quarter has undergone major changes. Vivo and Oppo both account for more than 20% of the market, forming the top dual powerhouses. The sixth-ranked Huawei’s Chinese shipments in the third quarter dropped by 77% year-on-year, and its market share is only 8%. In the statistics of other organizations, Huawei has been classified as “others”.
In this regard, many people may think that Huawei has basically lost its mobile phone business. However, what is less known is that Huawei’s position in the 5G mobile phone market is still difficult to shake. In the third quarter of 2021, the proportion of 5G mobile phone devices in the Chinese market continues to increase, reaching 27.4%.
In terms of brand market share, Huawei’s market share hit 30.7%, a decline from the second quarter. However, this is still enough for the company to rank first in the Chinese market. In other words, 30% of all 5G phones in China are Huawei phones.
Huawei’s best selling 5G smartphones
In the ranking of the market share of mobile phone models, the market share of Huawei P40 series, Mate30 series, and Mate40 Pro remains in the top ten. For every 100 5G mobile phones, 13 are Huawei’s products of these two series. In addition, Huawei nova7 ranks third with a market share of 3.2%, with the top two being iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The nova series has been loved by users since the beginning. Also, the nova7 released in 2020 is the hottest model of the series.
Huawei HarmonyOS effect
Many people in China want to experience HarmonyOS. Android and iOS are foreign operating systems and they want to feel what their own system can offer. Statistics show that a good number of new Huawei users in China get the device to experience HarmonyOS.
Huawei officially released the HarmonyOS system on June 2nd. In the first week, by June 9, this system already had over 10 million users. In two weeks, this operating system had over 18 million users. After a month of upgrade, HarmonyOS had over 25 million users. Before the end of July, this figure increased to over 40 million. In less than two months, as of early August, this operating system had over 50 million users. As of August 30th, HarmonyOS had over 70 million active users. However, a few days later (September, 2nd), the company announced that it has over 90 million users.
As of September 13th, HarmonyOS users officially exceeded 100 million. By September 27th, Huawei HarmonyOS users had increased to 120 million. As of early this month, the HarmonyOS 2 had over 150 million users in China.