Mini programs competition is heating up with ByteDance building its own ecosystem on its leading apps short-video TikTok and news Toutiao. With Alipay and Baidu following closely, WeChat is stepping up its Mini Program game by going beyond the WeChat interface and partnering with hardware vendors like Samsung.
Xiaomi’s monthly active users (“MAU”) of MIUI reached 278.7 million, an increase of 34.7% YoY. AI assistant “ Xiao’ai ” had 49.9 million MAU; Xiaomi ranked 4th globally in terms of smartphone shipments; and, global shipments of its smart TVs reached 2.7 million units.
Over the recent years, smart products appeared in many daily life scenarios, smart home living, including smart TV, vacuum robot, smart lock, and smart speakers, are expected to receive good market recognition in 2019.
In the first quarter of 2019, Xiaomi recorded RMB43.8 billion in revenue, representing an increase of 27.2% over the corresponding period of 2018. Profit for Q1 2019 grew to RMB3.2 billion and Adjusted Net Profit grew 22.4% year-on-year to RMB2.1 billion.
When people are buying a smartphone, they’re increasingly opting for a Chinese brand. The big three Chinese smartphone brands are bucking the global trend and are all steadily gaining market share. Global demand for smartphones has been in steady decline for over a year – but not because people don’t love smartphones. Rather, it’s the […]
The number of connected devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) on Xiaomi’s IoT platform reached approximately 150.9 million units in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 193.2%. Xiaomi AI assistant Xiaoai had been installed and activated on more than 100 million smart devices as of December 31, 2018, and had over 38.8 million monthly active users in […]
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 […]
Smartphone sales were down by 9.7% year-on-year nationwide in the last quarter of 2018, and the market is cooling down. Apple saw iPhone sales dropped by 26.7% in China and decided to cut prices of some of its models and revised its revenue predictions. Shipments of Xiaomi smartphone in China slumped by 34.9% to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Xiaomi shipped 33.3 million units smartphones in Q3 2018, a 20,4% growth year-on-year. That recorded approximately US$5.04 billion in revenue, an increase of 36.1% year-on-year. Xiaomi Mi 8 ranked 1st in terms of sales volume on Singles’ Day shopping festival 2018. Xiaomi smartphone shipments for Western Europe grew 386% year-on-year and ranked fourth in terms of smartphone […]
71 brands exceeded 100 million yuan (US$14.37 million) in GMV in the pre-sale period of Double 11. Among that, 15 brands came from Tmall apparel, i.e. Nike, Adidas, Puma, Lining, Converse, Anta, Fila, Skechers, New Balance, Underarmour, Uniqlo, Eifini, Only, Vero Moda, and Bosideng. The same figure was only 40 in last year’s Double 11.
Overall, male users accounted for 55% of the smartphone market while male users took 45% shares. Male users liked Huawei best while Apple was the apple of female’s eyes. Much more male users preferred Xiaomi and Samsung compared with Female users’ OPPO and Vivo. Huawei expanded its market in first-tier and new first-tier cities with shares […]