Xiaomi retains lead in China, Apple drops to third place

Xiaomi has regained its lead as the largest smart phone vendor in China with 15.9 percent market share in Q2 2015, said Canalys.

Huawei, which achieved 48 percent growth sequentially, has 15.7 percent share in the China smart phone market. Apple fell to third place, followed by Samsung and Vivo.

One in three smart phones shipped were from Huawei or Xiaomi in Q2 2015.

“Huawei recorded the highest smart phone shipments in its history without compromising its product margin or profitability. Apple and Samsung have both increased their sales activities in the China market, expanding rapidly in channel coverage through flagship stores and small to medium size phone retailers respectively,” said Jingwen Wang, analyst at Canalys.

Canalys will be releasing the full report shortly.
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Meanwhile, Counterpoint Research said China smartphone market declined 2 percent but increased 4 percent sequentially in Q2.

The telecom analysis report said Xiaomi led the China smartphone market with a 15.8 percent share in Q2 2015, said Counterpoint Research. Redmi 2 and Mi Note were Xiaomi’s best-selling models during the quarter.

Huawei climbed to second spot with a market share of 15.4 percent in China smartphone market during Q2 2015 – fuelled by strong demand for its sub-brand Honor smartphones and models such as latest Ascend Mate and G series.

Apple captured third sport during the second quarter with a market share of 12.2 percent. However, the market share of Apple declined. China revenues for Apple were 112 percent during the quarter. China is on track to contribute almost $60 billion in revenues to Apple’s total revenues this year.

Vivo climbed to fourth spot surpassing Samsung to capture 8.1 percent market share and growth of close to 250 percent.

Baburajan K
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