Six Chinese smart phone brands are listed in the top ten in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017 due to relatively low price and high quality, according to a analysis by IDC, an market research institute in China.
Chinese domestic mobile phone makers Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo ranked among the top three in the domestic market, with a market share of 20.0 percent, 18.2 percent, and 14.1 percent, respectively, in the first quarter of 2017.
Global smartphone shipments of Huawei totaled 34.55 million during the period, up 21.6 percent on year-on-year basis, with a market share increase to 9.8 percent. Oppo and Vivo saw growth in shipments of 93 percent and 82 percent, respectively, reaching 25.5 million and 22.7 million during the corresponding period.
Analysts noted that the high performance and reliability of Chinese smartphones have brought enormous pressure to Samsung and Apple. Although global shipments of Samsung and Apple’s smart phones made the top two in the first quarter of the year, their growth rate of 1 percent and minus 1 percent, respectively, is unimpressive.
Analysts also pointed out that breakthroughs made in global standards for mobile communications in recent years and long-term investments in product research and development have contributed to the rapid development of China-made smartphone brands.
Taking Huawei as an example, its smartphones nowadays are attracting more users due to relatively low price, beautiful appearance, long life battery, dual cameras, and crash-proof cases.