Today, A well-known market researcher agency Canalys releases its latest reports by disclosing the second quarter of shipments of the Chinese market. As per the report data, however, the Chinese mobile phone market fell by 6% in overall shipments with total 97.6 million units shipped in Q2, 2019, but at the same, Huawei mobile phones share rose against the trend and soared to 38% by setting a high record with total shipments reaching 37.3 million units. This is the ninth consecutive quarter fall for the Chinese smartphone industry, but Huawei is uplifting its share with a year-on-year increase of 31%.
Moreover, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple are the top five company in terms of shipment count. Apart from Huawei, all the other major manufacturer saw a big downfall in 2019. Oppo’s share fell by 18% after supplying 17.9 million units, Vivo 19% with 17.1 million units supplied, Xiaomi 20% 11.5 million units followed by Apple 14% with 5.1 million units and others 26% with 8.1 million units sold. All in all, this data clearly shows that Huawei has been single handily dominating the local market, which is a big concern for other brands.
Further, the report believes that Chinese consumers use mobile phones for a longer period of time and the frequency of replacement is decreasing. One of the main factors behind the first half of 2019 was the launch of 5G mobile phones. With the commercialization of 5G networks in the second half of 2019 and the improvement of network coverage and service quality in 2020, consumers will increasingly turn to smartphones supporting 5G networks, and their prices will soon be reduced to the public’s acceptance.