iPhone is no longer top-selling smartphone in China

The report also points out that Oppo's shipments for the last year in China have increased by 106%, while Apple's declined by 21%

@LanaJelic
Published Mon, Jan 30 2017 1:17 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

A new report from Counterpoint Research shows that Apple's iPhone is no longer the top-selling smartphone in China. The iPhone held this position for the past five years, but it looks like it's time for a new star.

iPhone is no longer top-selling smartphone in China | TweakTown.com

And in China, that star is Oppo's R9. The report says that a total of 17 million units of the R9 were sold in the country last year, which is around 4% of the market share. Apple managed to sell 12 million units, meaning they captured around 2% of the market.

Apple became top-selling smartphone in China in 2012, and it held that position for five years. The American company is clearly becoming more vulnerable in China with many Chinese phone manufacturers like Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi gaining more fans.

The report also points out that Oppo's shipments for the last year in China have increased by 106%, while Apple's declined by 21%.

NEWS SOURCE:cnbc.com

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