Huawei Beats Xiaomi OPPO in Q1 2017 Smartphone Sales

12 months ago

Huawei has just announced that during the 1st quarter of 2017. The company shipped more than 34.55 million Huawei smartphone sales units, an increase of 21.6% from last year. Samsung with a market share of 22.8 percent and Apple with 14.9 percent were still top two players, followed by Huawei’s 9.8 percent, Oppo’s 7.4 percent and Vivo’s 5.2 percent. Huawei has reclaimed its top position in the domestic market in Q1 2017, knocking off OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi who had both edged out the company from its number 1 spot in the previous two-quarters.

During the 1st quarter of 2017, the company saw a massive growth in its Huawei smartphone sales in several countries where it grew 50% in 52 of the countries the company has a presence in. Furthermore, 32 of those countries saw a year on year growth in shipments of 100%.

More specifically, Huawei’s shipments in China and Europe rose by 20% and 15%, respectively, while the Southeast Asia and South Pacific regions saw a growth of more than 70%.

“The smartphone industry is not dead and that growth still exists,” said Ryan Reith, IDC’s analyst.

No doubt, the P10 and P10 Plus accounted for a good proportion of this amount. On the other hand, OPPO fell to second place despite a strong annual growth of 55%. The BBK subsidiary shipped just under 20 million units in Q1 2017. Fellow BBK subsidiary, Vivo, still made it into the top 3 in the domestic market, capturing a 15% share of the market with 17 million units shipped.