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Huawei smartphone shipment in China rose 27 per cent

Huawei grabbed a 37 per cent of China’s smartphone market for the second quarter of the year, with shipment rising 27 per cent year-on-year to 36.3 million units, according to industry tracker IDC.

Those figures come despite an overall contraction in the Chinese smartphone market, with shipments for the quarter falling 6 per cent to 98 million units.

Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi, and Apple all saw their shipments decline. Xiaomi,  delivered just 11.7 million units, 19 per cent fewer than the same period last year, with a market share of 11.9 per cent.

”Huawei’s success was not only because it brought much of its overseas teams back to China to focus on local distribution, but also because of its strong brand image in the country,” said Will Wong, research at IDC.