According to a new Counterpoint report, about 74 million handsets entered the Chinese market in the first quarter of 2022, down 14% from the same period in 2021. it shows. This figure is similar to the peak period of corona restrictions, and it seems that a new wave of corona outbreaks in China and widespread closures have led to a significant reduction in the supply of handsets. During this time, Vivo has overtaken Oppo to become the number one player in the Chinese mobile market.
The company has achieved this success with 19.7% of this market. According to the report, mid-range phones such as the Vivo S12 and S12 Pro and low-end phones such as the Y76s and Y31s are very popular in this market. In second place is Oppo, whose market share has decreased by about 4% to 18% compared to the same period in 2021.
In the meantime, Apple has been able to expand well in the Chinese mobile market and With a market share of 17.9%, it is ranked third. Although it has been months since the release of the iPhone 13 series, in the first quarter of 2022, the iPhone 13 was the best-selling phone in the country. Overall, Apple has been able to make the most of Huawei's crash and is becoming more and more important in the Chinese market.
Comparing the market share of companies in the first quarter of 2021 and 2022
But in the meantime, it is the only company that, thanks to the fall of Huawei, has been able to increase its market share. Significantly increase. The company held only 5.5 percent of the market in the same period in 2021, but now, thanks to 17% of this market, it is able to rank fourth in the Chinese mobile market. Phones like the Honor 60, 60 Pro and 60 SE have apparently gained a lot of popularity in the Chinese market. For comparison, in the first quarter of 2021, Huawei had a market share of 15% and now the company's market share has reached only 6.2%.
Due to the growth of Honor and Apple, Xiaomi is in the fifth place in this market. Is located. However, analysts believe that phones such as the Redmi K40 series and the Redmi Note 11 are very popular in the Chinese mobile market. On the other hand, we should also mention the high sales of the Redmi 9A low-end phone.
The report states that clamshell phones make up less than 1% of the total Chinese mobile market, but due to supply constraints and very high prices. These phones, such a statistic seems quite reasonable. Finally, in relation to Huawei's situation, we must say that this company not only has virtually no presence in the global market, but is no longer seen in the Chinese mobile market. Long ago, there were rumors about the sale of the company's mobile sector, and given that Huawei's situation in the mobile market is deteriorating day by day, the company will eventually have no choice but to leave the market completely.
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Source: GSM Arena