Smartphone Shipments in China by Top Vendors, by Quarter

The below graph represents the smartphone shipments in China by top vendors, starting from Q1 2012 to Q3 2020. Surprisingly during the third quarter of 2020, all top vendors recorded double-digit decline in their smartphone shipments, except Xiaomi. However, Huawei continued to lead the market.

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The above graph represents the smartphone shipments in China by top vendors, starting from Q1 2012 to the recently completed quarter. China’s Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 84.8 million units in Q3 2020, with a notable 14.3% YoY decline. Huawei, once again, emerged as the leader of China smartphone market, with 41.4% share.

Surprisingly, in Q1 2020, the China market witnessed its biggest-ever 20.33% YoY decline in quarterly shipments, resulting from the supply chain disruptions shortage and COVID-19 pandemic.

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NoteCalendar Year – from January 1st to December 31st

Huawei smartphone shipments in China declined a strong 15.5% YoY in Q3 2020, to 35.1 million. This was mainly due to the supply shortage in the lower-tier cities, as well as the delaying purchases from its loyal customers.

Vivo remains the second biggest player in China’s smartphone market, holding 17.8% share as of September 2020. The company recorded a notable 16.9% YoY decline in its smartphone shipments, from 18.1 million in Q3 2019 to 15 million in Q3 2020.

Interestingly, Xiaomi was the only among the top 5 vendors who recorded an appreciable 13.4% YoY growth in its smartphone shipments in China during Q3 2020. The company shipped 11 million units during the September quarter, thanks to its Redmi 9 and K30 series who performed well in the higher-tier cities.

Apple iPhone shipments in China declined a 13.1% YoY in Q3 2020, to 7 million units. The decline in iPhones shipments was mainly due to the delay in the launch of iPhone 12. However, the Cupertino giant managed to mitigate the shortfall with its iPhone 11 series that performed well in both online and offline channels in China.

Oppo smartphone shipments in China also declined 14.2% YoY during Q3 2020, to 14.1 million units. The company’s focus on US$200-400 5G segment has actually helped the vendor secure the third spot in the list of top 5 smartphone vendors in China.

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