Leading smartphone brands have tightened their grip of urban China market. In the three months ending October 2017, the top five brands – Huawei (including sub-brand Honor), Xiaomi, Apple, Vivo and OPPO – made up 91% of smartphone sales in urban China, compared to 79% a year earlier, according to the latest smartphone OS data […]
WeChat’s most recent release (v.6.5.22) includes key new features and improvements to make user experience on iOS devices even better:
WeChat now hosts more than 14 million WeChat official accounts, used by companies, retailers, and brands to interact with the public.
iPhone and Huawei smartphones showed retention rates of 18.5% and 18.1% in China respectively as of September 2017 according to data from Jiguang. OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and Samsung followed iPhone and Huawei in Q3 2017 in terms of smartphone retentions. iPhone users are mainly concentrated in tier-1 Chinese cities. Top 5 smartphone brands by sales […]
While the smartphone market in China saw a flat -1% YoY growth in Q3 2017 compared to the same period last year, the share of the top five smartphone companies grew from 65.2% in 2016Q3 to 76.0% in Q3 2017. Worldwide smartphone OEMs shipped a total of 373.1 million smartphones worldwide in Q3 2017 according […]
More than three-quarters (76.3%) of smartphone users (461.4 million) in China will use phone payment for goods and services at the point of sale (POS) in 2017 according to eMarketer, raising its projections by more than 86.0%.
Chinese consumers were once notorious for changing and upgrading their mobile phones at a furious pace. In recent years, however, this trend has begun into change, driven by increasing quality in phones and by increasing prosperity, with fewer consumers viewing smaller purchases such as smartphones as signals of status. Upgrade frequency is falling In 2017, the proportion […]
Total transactions of China mobile banking clients totaled 55.63 trillion yuan (US$8.44 trillion) with an increase of 5.1% QoQ. China Construction Bank (26.1%) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (21%) combined account for close to half of China’s mobile banking market in Q2 2017. Check out mobile payment usage report here…. Log in or […]
Momo Live Video Service (Web version) Live streaming is experiencing rapid growth in China, fueled in part by a limited selection of entertainment media and a shortage of other “reality” programming; live streams have achieved popularity by showcasing everything from everyday life to cooking, even including one in which the creator streams herself eating meals […]
Adidas recently released its first foray into Weibo Story advertising, a series of four short videos promoting a new product line. Climbing the learning curve Watching the video, it becomes clear that their first effort has some shortcomings: not once, in all four videos, does the Adidas logo appear, while the Adidas heartbeat associated with […]
GfK released a report on China’s mobile phone industry in H1 2017 on August 18th. The report shows that China’s mobile phone retail market continued rapid growth while the volume of retail sales slowed down. At the same time, the channel and brand resources will be further concentrated, 2017 mobile phone market competition is still […]
Momo, one of the top social networking mobile app, monthly active users (“MAU”) reached 91.3 million in June 2017, compared to 74.8 million in June 2016 according to its financial results.
There was a total of 1.36 billion mobile phone users in China at the end of June 2017 according to the latest official data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, an increase of 42.74 million compared the beginning of the year.
Since its launch in 2016, WeChat Moments advertising, with its full-screen immersive browsing, speedy load times, and other advantages, has been the tool of choice for many advertisers. In order to better enable such users, WeChat has released updated features for its advertising platform, introducing a fully-customizable promotion function. What is the custom promotion page? […]
According to the latest research from Counterpoint, the smartphones shipments in China grew a modest 3% annually during Q2 2017.