Smartphone shipments in China rose 0.8% on the year to 104.1 million units during the January-March quarter, losing steam from the roughly 9% growth marked for all of 2016, according to data released Thursday by IDC. Now, we do not know where this info comes from directly, as the source has not been shared by GizChina, but read on if you're interested.
Smartphone shipments in China grew a modest 4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and fell a whooping 20 percent later, a report said on Friday. IDC chalked up the slow growth to high inventories from the previous quarter and a relatively quiet period for new handset launches.
Oppo now has a total of over 200,000 online and offline sales outlets in China, while Vivo has 250,000 offline sales outlets, indicated the sources.
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Apple still occupies five spots in the top 10 list with its iPhone 7 Plus 128G being the top seller among all premium smartphones in China, the world largest smartphone market.
OPPO and vivo are owned by BBK and OPPO has pursued a global strategy establishing footholds in Europe, EMEA, Australia, and more. OPPO's R9s and Plus refresh, vivo X9 (not seen in Australia) and Huawei's Honor 8 (not seen in Australia) - all highly featured mid-range phones - were the top three models with the R9s/Plus comprising close to half of all the OPPO phones sold there. "In light of the foregoing, whilst the Chinese companies can continue to innovate and try to outshine one another in the coming year, they can also consider focusing their resources on one or two key models with clear key messages than to stretch themselves thin and try to diversify their portfolio", Tay further added. Android ASPs continued to increase quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year. Huawei has committed to opening more experience stores in key cities while Oppo will open more stores in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities.
"Having one star flagship model that is marketed successfully is sufficient to significantly propel a company's shipments in the right direction".