After six consecutive quarters of growth, Chinese smartphone shipments fell 3% to 113 million in Q2 2017, with Huawei to continue to lead the market.
According to Canalys, Huawei shipped over 23 million during the last quarter. Oppo shipped just over 21 million and had to settle for second place, despite growing 37% year on year. Vivo held onto third place, shipping just over 16 million, losing ground on the leading pair during the quarter.
Xiaomi was the standout vendor as it overtook Apple to take fourth place. It shipped just under 15 million smartphones in China, up more than 60% sequentially. Xiaomi offers the best value in the Chinese market, and it remains the preferred choice for price-conscious consumers. Canalys Research Analyst Lucio Chen sais that Redmi has had strong uptake in the mid-tier, going head to head with Oppo's A series and Vivo's Y series.
The rest of the top ten, including Apple, Samsung and Meizu, all suffered annual shipment declines this quarter.