Strategy Analytics reports that the Chinese smartphone market fell 14% year-on-year to 67.7 million units in the second quarter of this year. One of the main reasons for such a sharp drop is the restrictions associated with the ongoing pandemic.
For the first time, the Honor brand took the lead in China: its share was 19.4%. In second place is Vivo with 18.8% and Oppo closes the top 3 with 18.0%. The top 5 also included Xiaomi and Apple, whose scores are 15.7% and 15.4%, respectively. The total share of all other players was 12.9%.
Oddly enough, among the top smartphone vendors in China, only Honor saw a 92.6% year-over-year increase in revenue. All other companies from the top 5 showed negative momentum.
Similar statistics were also provided by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the analyst firm, quarterly smartphone shipments in the Chinese market fell 14.7% year-on-year to 67.2 million units.
IDC also names the Honor brand as the leading provider with a rate of 19.5%. Next are Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Apple with shares of 19.1%, 17.0%, 15.6%, and 14.1%, respectively.