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Apple’s iPhone 11 was the best-selling smartphone model for quarter one in China

Smartphone sales in China fell by 22% year-over-year [YoY] and 24% quarter [QoQ] in the first quarter of 2020 due to the impact of the  COVID-19 Pandemic, according to the latest data from Counterpoint Research

The top five original equipment manufacturers — HOVX (Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi) and Apple —accounted for a record 93% of the market, up by six percentage points compared to last year. The market share of the leading manufacturer, Huawei, rose to near 40% during the COVID-19 crisis. Huawei was the only smartphone player that achieved positive YoY growth even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Apple and the Huawei group managed to increase market share from the same period last year, clearly out-performing the overall market in quarter one of 2020. Huawei smartphone sales achieved 6% YoY growth and sales of iPhones mildly dropped by 1% only, while their counterparts suffered plummeting sales with double-digit declines,” says Ethan Qi, senior analyst at Counterpoint Research. “The Phone 11 was the best-selling smartphone model in Q1; it has topped China’s best-selling models list for seven consecutive months. Consumers continued to purchase iPhones from e-commerce platforms despite the shutdown of Apple stores across China during February.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.