Huawei maintained the lead in China with a 39% market share by growing 11% compared to last year, despite the decline of 20%, says market research firm Canalys.
The data shows, Huawei has acquired 11% Year on Year growth rate by shipping 33.3 million smartphone units and 39% market share compared to 30 million units shipments and 29.8% share during the same timeline last year.
On the other hand, Huawei shipped 8.9 million 5G smartphones in China in 2019, capturing a total of 78% market share.
To be noted the figures shown in the report includes the sales count of both Huawei and its subsidiary Honor.
Similar to the Q3 2019, Huawei competitors have seen a continuous decline. OPPO decreased by 25%, shipments reached 14 million units, Vivo decreased by 29% with 13.1 million shipments units, Xiaomi decreased by 14% with 8.1 million units shipped and Apple fell by 12% and shipped only 10.1 million units.
“Channel inventory build-up in Q2 and Q3 adversely impacted Huawei’s performance in Q4,” said Nicole Peng, Canalys’ VP Mobility.
“Huawei will find it challenging to persuade smartphone distribution partners to increase wallet share of Huawei’s devices in 2020, as the sell-out of 4G smartphones, especially the mid to high-end, is becoming difficult.”