Xiaomi And Huawei Leave Apple In The Chinese Dust

Posted: Aug 3 2015, 12:37pm CDT | by , in Apple


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Xiaomi and Huawei leave Apple in the Chinese Dust

Chinese smartphone makers outsell the Apple iPhone in China in Q2.

Apple has lost ground to Xiaomi and Huawei in China's smartphone market.

Analyst firm Canalsys says that one in three smart phones shipped were from Huawei or Xiaomi in Q2 2015.

Xiaomi is back on top of the smartphone market in China with 15.9%. Huawei is right behind growing 48% sequentially to 15.7% market share.

Apple fell to third place, followed by Samsung and Vivo.

Early July Xiaomi announced that the company shipped 34.7 million smartphones in 1H 2015, a 33% year-on-year increase.

“The China smart phone market continues to mature, remaining stagnant quarter-on-quarter. Competition among major brands has never been so intense. 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. Xiaomi is under immense pressure to maintain its top position in the quarters to come,” said Jingwen Wang, Analyst at Canalys.

China is Apple's biggest iPhone market. It is good for Apple that the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S are just around the corner.

The new iPhones will likely push Apple back to the top in the 4th quarter of 2015.

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