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Oppo for the first time largest smartphonemaker China

Oppo for the first time largest smartphonemaker China

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The Chinese smartphonemaker Oppo is for the first time, the largest in its home market. In 2016, the company sold in China, more than 78 million copies, more than any other manufacturer.

That is according to figures from market researcher IDC. With the record sales reached Oppo, that is not active in the Netherlands, with a market share of 16.8 percent.

In Europe some of the better known Huawei is Oppo on the heels, with a market share of 16.4 percent. They are followed by the Chinese Vivo (14.8 percent), Apple (9.6 percent) and Xiaomi (8.9 percent).

A year previously, Xiaomi is still the biggest on the Chinese market, but the company saw its sales by 36 percent shrink. Oppo and Vivo saw their sales both doubled.

The four Chinese smartphonemakers out of the top five have collectively more than half of the market in hands. According to IDC, provided better products and more specifically on China-targeted marketing to make sure that their smartphones more often, were sold.

The researchers expect that Apple this year will grow in China, because the next iPhone is expected to be major changes it will bring. IDC also thinks that the Chinese companies focus more on the abroad will focus, in particular, by products in India to sell.

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