Huawei accounts for 39% of China’s mobile phone market as of Q4 2019

Huawei continues to hold the top spot in China’s smartphone market with a 38.5 percent market share in 2019, according to a recent report by Canalys, a British research firm. After Huawei, 2nd to 5th place were OPPO (17.8%), vivo (17.0%), Xiaomi (10.5%) and Apple (7.5%). The top five smartphone makers have a monopoly on more than 90% of the market, while other smartphone brands have been squeezed by 8.7%.

Huawei accounts for 39% of China's mobile phone market

China’s smartphone sales were 369 million units in 2019, down 7% from a year earlier, the report showed. But Huawei bucked the trend, with shipments jumping 35.5 per cent from 104.8million units a year ago to 142 million units in 2019.

Shipments from other handset brands fell year-on-year, with OPPO down 17%, vivo down 19% and Xiaomi and Apple both down 21%.

Huawei accounts for 39% of China's mobile phone market

In the fourth quarter of 2019, China’s smartphone market shrank 15% year-on-year, with overall sales of 85.3 million units, the 11th consecutive quarter of declines in China’s mobile phone market.

Huawei accounts for 39% of China's mobile phone market

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Huawei shipped 33.3 million handsets, accounting for 39% of the market share, opPO, vivo, Apple mobile phone shipments between 1000-14 million, Xiaomi ranked fifth, mobile phone shipments of 8.1 million units, market share of 9.5%.