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Apple is the only foreign brand in China's list of top 10 selling smartphones

By Nestor Domingo Jr & Kenny Yeo - on 17 Jan 2018, 3:37pm

Apple is the only foreign brand in China's list of top 10 selling smartphones

China has the world's largest smartphone market by a good margin. And as previously reported by Hardware Singapore, it is so big that a smartphone maker can become instant a global sales leader even if it doesn't sell well outside of that country.

And if the latest numbers by industry analysis firm Counterpoint Research is to be believed, the Chinese smartphone market is also highly varied with the best-selling model garnering only a 3% share of the market. And according to the said research firm, Oppo R9s is the top-selling smart model there, while following closely in second place with a 2.8% share of the market is the Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

But apart from the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has a second model on the list and that's the iPhone 7 which came in at 5th place with a market share of 2.4%. And this, perhaps, makes a more interesting fact: Apple is the only foreign smartphone maker in the top 10 list.

However, Samsung's global dominance didn't make much impact in China as none of its models became part of the top-selling phones list there. And despite being the number one smartphone brand in China, Huawei did not do so well in terms of sales of its individual models. Only its lower-priced Honor models made it to the list.

Source: Counterpoint Research