The smartphone shipment in China reached 86.4 million units in Q4 2020, an increase of 0.3% year-on-year. China smartphone market declined 11.2% in 2020 with a total shipment of over 326 million units, according to data from IDC.
For Q4 2020, Huawei smartphone shipment totaled 21.7 million units, with its market share declining to 25.1% from 38.5% in Q3 2020.
Oppo rose rapidly into second place, shipping 16.7 million smartphones, growing 19.3% year-on-year. Vivo also showed strong year-on-year growth at 15.4%, and came in third at 17.8 million units.
Apple also reported its best performance in China in recent years, shipping more than 16.7 million units in Q4, with 19.3% market share, up from 14.4% in Q4 2019. Apple recorded its highest quarterly shipments in China since Q4 2015 when iPhone 6S was launched.
Xiaomi shipped 11.8 million units, growing 48% year-on-year.
China smartphone shipment in 2020
In 2020, Huawei has the largest market share of 38.3% by total smartphone shipments. Apple’s market share increased to 11.1% from 8.9% in 2019. Check out global smartphone shipment in 2020 here.
Xiaomi’s 2020 performance was mainly supported by its well-positioned product lineups and its offline penetration in the lower-tier cities, which resulted in more than 29% YoY growth in the second half of the year.
In the fourth quarter, the domestic 5G mobile phone shipments were about 60 million units, and the cumulative shipments for the whole year of 2020 were about 167 million units, accounting for more than 50%, according to data from IDC.
MediaTek was the largest 5G processor supplier in Q4 2020, with its products covering the mainstream and mid-range price bands, meeting the demand in the <US$300 5G segment.
Apple’s 5G processor ranked second with the support of the iPhone 12 series, followed by Qualcomm, Huawei Hisilicon, and Samsung, while Unisoc also gained a higher share, according to IDC.
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