Transaction volume of China’s smartphone market rises to 470 million units in 2015 from 120 million in 2011 and is expected to reach about 470 million in 2016 which tends to saturate according to Sino-mr.
The YoY growth rate of smartphone shipment in China in 2015 is expected to increase by only 1.2% compared with last year’s 19.7% according to IDC while China will remain the world’s largest smartphone market in terms of shipment volume.
Smartphones with over 2,000 yuan (US$310.59) increase this year while handsets under one thousand yuan (US$155.30) have still dominated the market. Smartphone penetration rate in China will reach 38.6% in 2015 according to eMarketer.
Huawei, Apple and Xiaomi lead China’s smartphone market, followed by Samsung, Oppo and Vivo. Apart from Apple and Samsung, the other top ten smartphone brands are China’s local brands.
Android system in China’s smartphone market is expected to account for 81.36%, followed by iOS (11.00%), YunOS (7.10%), Windows (0.43%), Symbian (0.06%), Blackberry (0.01%) and Bada (0.01%).