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.
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%