Apple's iPhone loses its top spot in China; Oppo R9 is the new king
Apple's iPhone has been the top selling smartphone in China since 2012, but that's no longer the case, as according to a new report from Counterpoint Research, it has been overtaken by Oppo's R9.
The report notes that a total of 17 million R9 units were sold in the country last year, which translates into around 4% of the market share. In comparison, Apple managed to sell only 12 million units of the iPhone 6s, capturing 2% of the market.
While Oppo's shipments for the year in China increased by 106%, those of Apple's flagship declined by 21%.
- Mkdc 0
haha the irony. I went to China last year, and R9 posters/publicities were all over the place, so it must have helped.
- 11 Feb 2017
An iPhone-lookalike overtakes the iPhone........
- 03 Feb 2017
Okay. I get that oppo sold a lot of phones. How about updating these R9 units? Android 6.0 is a beta in China and unreleased elsewhere so far. You've had a successful product. It's time to give back some love to users OPPO....
- 31 Jan 2017