Apple's iPhone loses its top spot in China; Oppo R9 is the new king

Himanshu, 30 January 2017

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%.



Reader comments

  • Mkdc
  • 11 Feb 2017
  • 5Mb

haha the irony. I went to China last year, and R9 posters/publicities were all over the place, so it must have helped.

  • AnonD-632062
  • 03 Feb 2017
  • 3Yc

An iPhone-lookalike overtakes the iPhone........

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....

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