Phone companies shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017. Huawei grew nearly 22% in China as shipments climbed from 28.1 million units last year, to 34.2 million units in Q1 2017 according to IDC.
Samsung led worldwide smartphone market in Q1 2017 with 22.8% market share, followed by Apple (14.9%), Huawei (9.8%), OPPO (7.4%), and Vivo (5.9%).
Phone shipments in China totaled 41.871 million units in March 2017, a decrease of 6.3% YoY according to China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
New phone models launched to the market totaled 128, down 31.2% YoY. Total phone shipments totaled 118 million in Q1 2017 in China with 225 new models, up 1.7%.
104.1 million smartphones were shipped to China in Q1 2017 according to IDC. This was a mere 1% year-on-year growth. Apple has been seeing double-digit YoY declines for the fifth quarter in a row. The top five smartphone companies now dominate 70% of the market.
Domestic brand phones shipments saw 105 million units with an increase of 4.3% YoY, accounting for 88.8% of total shipments in China according to CAICT.
Top 5 Smartphone Companies by Shipments in China in Q1 2017
- Huawei: 20.8 million units (↑25.5% YoY), 20% market share
- OPPO: 18.9M (↑19.5%), 18.2%
- Vivo: 14.6M (↑7.6%), 14.1%
- Apple: 9.6M (↓26.7%), 9.2%
- Xiaomi: 9.3M (↓7.5%), 9%