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Huawei captures over 50% of China’s 5G smartphone market in Q1 2020: IDC



In the first quarter of 2020, China’s smartphone market shipped around 66.6 million smartphones, with a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of 20.3%. Huawei has come forth as the top smartphone seller for the Q1, shows data compiled by IDC.

According to IDC, Huawei shipped 28.4 million smartphone units and acquired a 42.6% market share compared to 29.7 million units + 35.5% market share in the same quarter last year.

The total yearly growth decline of Huawei recorded by -4.4% but the market share has increased by 7.1%. Meanwhile, other smartphone makers have declined significantly due to current market conditions.


In the first quarter of 2020, the Chinese 5G shipments of 5G mobile phones were approximately 14.5 million units, accounting for 21.8% of the overall market, with an increase of 64% from the previous quarter 2019.

In the 5G market, Huawei occupies more than half of the total 5G market share of 55.4%, followed by Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.