In the latest well duh news of the week, Chinese brands Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, and Vivo are doing incredibly well in the two most important markets of Asia.
The metrics come from independent analyst company Canalys, which recently released smartphone shipment numbers for both China and India for the second quarter of 2017.
Let’s start with India:
Samsung still has a sizeable lead with minor growth compared to the second quarter of 2016. The bigger story, though, is the incredible growth of Xiaomi, Vivo, and OPPO during the same time span.
The three Chinese juggernauts are crushing the competition with their low- to mid-range offerings and expanding portfolios. Xiaomi, in particular, quadrupled its shipments compared to the same period last year.
Lenovo is simply hanging around, but is still making a big enough dent to take on Samsung’s 25 percent market share. It wouldn’t be surprising to see one of these brands overtake Sammy by next year, unless the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is able to hold down the fort.
As for China, the stats Canalys provided paint a slightly different picture. Here are the shipment rankings for Q2 2017:
- Huawei — 23 million
- OPPO — 21 million
- Vivo — 16 million
- Xiaomi — 15 million
While not reflected on the list, the biggest story here is Xiaomi overtaking Apple to take the fourth spot in China. This was made possible by a 60 percent growth for Xiaomi year-over-year.
Do note, however, that shipment numbers don’t reflect profit. So, although the stats here look great, the reality is only Apple is making large profits from all the sales, with Samsung and Huawei far behind.