SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung drops out of the top 5 smartphone vendors list in China


Last updated: February 1st, 2016 at 08:57 UTC+02:00

Samsung has made no secret of the fact that its mobile business is struggling. Time and again the company has pointed towards increased competition from Chinese vendors as one of the reasons why it’s mid-range and low-end devices aren’t performing as well as they used to. The effect is visible in Samsung’s position in China’s smartphone market as it no longer ranks on the list of top 5 smartphone vendors in the country.

Data from Strategy Analytics shows that in Q4 2015 Huawei was the top smartphone vendor in China with 15.2% market share. Xiaomi came second with 14.8% and Apple bagged third place with 13.1% of the market. Vivo and Oppo close out the top 5 with 10% and 9.2% of the market respectively. Samsung ranked fifth in Q3 2015 but that position has now been taken by Oppo and Apple remains the only non-Chinese vendor in the top 5 list. Samsung was leading the field as recently as 2014 but the meteoric rise of local vendors has shrunk its market share as Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo alone now account for almost 46% of China’s smartphone market.


Phone Samsung
Load 1 comments

You might also like

Is Samsung and Google’s marriage of convenience under pressure?

It often feels that Samsung and Google have a marriage of convenience. The latter is the owner of the Android platform and obviously wants to have full control over the future of the platform. Samsung is the largest vendor of Android-powered smartphones and it has its own vision for smartphone software. However, both have been […]

  • By Danny Dorresteijn
  • 4 weeks ago

Samsung to use more LG batteries in its low-end and premium phones

Samsung may have driven LG out of the smartphone market, but it’s more than happy to source components from LG’s battery division for its own smartphones. A new report out of South Korea claims that Samsung is looking to source more batteries from its historic rival. The company is reportedly willing to use LG batteries […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 months ago

Samsung and Apple jointly hold 60% of global tablet market share

According to the latest report by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung and Apple jointly hold 60% of the global tablet market share. Samsung led the Android tablet market with 8.2 million units in Q1 2022, suffering only a 1.2% decline compared to the same period last year. However, Samsung saw its market share increase […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 5 months ago

New WhatsApp update adds extra layer of privacy to chats

The latest WhatsApp update for Android and iOS adds another layer of privacy for disappearing chats. Media sent in chats with disappearing messages enabled will not be saved on the phone’s gallery by default (via WABetainfo). Essentially, anyone trying to view media contained in a disappearing chat outside of WhatsApp will be unable to do […]

  • By Anil Ganti
  • 6 months ago

WhatsApp voice messaging is about to get a whole lot better

On Wednesday, WhatsApp announced that it is bringing a bunch of new features to voice messages. These features will make it easier for users to make use of voice messages and communicate with their contacts on WhatsApp. Notably, the company is introducing six major improvements to voice messaging support, aimed at making the overall voice […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 6 months ago

Samsung aims to dominate the mid-tier smartphone market in India

There are a plethora of Samsung smartphones in the mid-tier smartphone category on offer in India. The company has launched more affordable phones and has plans to expand its portfolio. The main idea behind this move is that Samsung wants to get a larger chunk of the mid-tier smartphone market in the country. Notably, according […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 6 months ago