China surpassed the United States as the top source of international patent applications filed with WIPO amid another year of robust growth in 2019.
Global smartphone shipments grew 1% and reached 368.7 million units in Q4 2019, according to data from research company Canalys. Apple grew by 9% to 78 million units with 21.3% market share, followed by Samsung (70.2 million, 19.2%) and Huawei (56M, 15.2%). Xiaomi took fourth place, growing 23% to 33 million units with 9% market […]
The combined market share of the top four Chinese mobile brands’ active devices, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, further grew to 65.7% in Q2 2019, according to data from QuestMobile. Huawei’s market share increased to 21.63% from 17% a year ago while Apple’s share dropped to 23.51% from 25.5%. The loyalty of iPhone fans […]
Every two out of five smartphone users in China were using Huawei or iPhone during the fourth quarter of 2018. Smartphones under the price of 3,000 yuan represented 81.3% of the total sales volume. Brand loyalty was the highest on iPhone with 64.5% of users upgrade to a new iPhone. Huawei scored 40.3% in brand loyalty. Retention rates […]
Without any surprises, Huawei (including Honor) led China’s smartphone market with a total sales volume of 119.17 million units, followed by Oppo (76.37 million units), Vivo (74.64 million units), Apple (52.7 million units), and Xiaomi (47.96 million units). Half of the top 8 smartphone vendors suffered a decline in sales volume. The sum of the top 5 vendors’ […]
2018 was an especially eventful year for smartphone vendors in China. Tears were shed in the rather smaller players as Gionee confronted bankruptcy, Meitu merged into Xiaomi, and Smartisan was said to be acquired by ByteDance. After Xiaomi successfully went public, Huawei missed surpassing Apple in terms of global shipment by 2.8 million units. OnePlus became […]
Huawei topped with the highest retention rate of 21.2% while the iPhone scored 61.5% in loyalty. Smartphones priced below 3,000 yuan accounted for over 80% of sales volume in Q3 2018. JD.com took 52% share of the smartphone e-commerce market, followed by Tmall.com (24%). Huawei held the highest retention rate of 21.1% among Chinese smartphone users, meaning every […]
Regarding the top 5 smartphone brands in China, Huawei and Xiaomi attracted rather more married men users at the age of around 25-34. By comparison, Apple was much more appealing in the eyes of young women who haven’t married and earn less than 3k yuan a month. The top five smartphone vendors made up 87.7% […]
China shipped 102.7 million units smartphones in Q3 2018, a decline of 10.2% year-on-year. The top 5 vendors took over four-fifths of the market, Huawei’s the biggest player. Apple’s shipments dropped by 12.9% while still ranked second in terms of sales value.
The three leading smartphone brands – Huawei (excluding Honor), Xiaomi, and iPhone – kept winning more shares in urban China market as all grew their shares over a year ago, according to the Q3 data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Xiaomi Mi 8 was the most popular handset model in Q3 2018. The next three models […]
Apple loses No.1 position in NPS ranking in China, replaced by Vivo. The decline of iPhone’s NPS was mostly because many users were still using its various older models – apparently, Apple had failed in encouraging them to upgrade to its latest models. iPhone X continued to be the top-selling device, making up 5.3% of […]
China had a total of 751,000 new patent filings in H1 2018, 217,000 of which were granted, according to the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). Specifically, 171,000 granted invention patents are domestic patents, among which, 159,000 are service innovation-creation, accounting for 93.2% of granted domestic patents.
China smartphone market declined 15.7% year-over-year (YoY) in Q4 2017 and 4.9% for the whole of 2017 according to IDC.
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 […]
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 […]