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Counterpoint noted that China’s smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in 2016, growing 6 percent year-on-year to 465 million units, but it noted that Apple still remains “vulnerable” in China.
It marks the first time an Apple iphone is not the best-selling smartphone in China in five years, Counterpoint said, highlighting the rough year the U.S. company has had in the country.
Oppo is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in China which has made its name through high-spec low-priced devices, being sold through bricks and mortar stores.
Apple’s iphone has failed to clinch the title for the top selling smartphone in China for the first time since 2012, making the U.S. technology giant “vulnerable” in the world’s second-largest economy, according to a report released Friday.
The iphone 6s sold 12 million units in 2016 or around 2 percent of all phones sold in China, behind the Oppo R9 – the flagship smartphone of the Chinese brand Oppo Electronics – which sold close to 17 million units, capturing 4 percent market share, according to Counterpoint Research.
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However, this did not last long thanks to samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, were received quite well by consumers in the US and even in Europe.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were launched earlier than the usual and this may be a reason for the rise in Samsung’s first quarter profit.
For 11 months, Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone enjoyed being on top of the US smartphone industry.
But on a more compelling note, the improved performance of the Galaxy S7 globally has already made its impact felt in Samsung’s pockets.
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