Harley Maranan / Android Authority
- Honor has grabbed the highest spot within the Chinese language smartphone market.
- The model wasn’t even within the prime 5 a 12 months in the past.
Huawei was compelled to promote Honor again in November 2020 because of US sanctions, making it an unbiased model within the course of. Now, over a 12 months after Honor gained independence, the corporate has reportedly ascended to the highest of the smartphone market in China.
A Q1 2022 market share report from Canalys confirmed that Honor was the primary model within the nation, transport 15 million items and accounting for 20% of the market. This makes for year-on-year progress of 205%, with Honor solely accounting for five% of the market in Q1 2021. In actual fact, Honor wasn’t even within the prime 5 again then, touchdown at a distant sixth place.
It’s a reasonably stunning flip of occasions on condition that Honor is actually an all-new model on paper. Nonetheless, the agency nonetheless shares some DNA with Huawei when taking a look at just a few gadgets (e.g. the Honor 50 collection). So it’s not fairly ranging from scratch in some methods.
In any other case, Oppo (18%) and Apple (18%) rounded out the rostrum in China. Oppo really declined 34% in comparison with a 12 months in the past whereas Apple achieved 17% yearly progress. So Apple might theoretically threaten Honor’s prime spot if the Cupertino firm can keep momentum and if Honor shipments gradual dramatically.
Vivo (16%) and Xiaomi (14%) rounded out the highest 5. These manufacturers noticed yearly declines of 44% and 22% respectively. In different phrases, Honor and Apple have been the one manufacturers within the prime 5 to see yearly progress.
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