Samsung Dominates Over Apple In China

Samsung has further increased its market position over Apple in China. Figures from the second quarter of this year show that Samsung sold 32 million more units than Apple in the country, compared to 24 million more last year. Whilst Apple may have seen an increase in sales in Africa and some other markets, the 26% drop in sales in China has allowed not just Samsung, but also budget brands like Xiaomi and Huawei to gain even more ground. Meanwhile, total sales of smartphones in the country are up 4.3% since last year, with Oppo joining Samsung and Huawei as the big winners, after its sales grew by nearly 10 million phones to 18.5 million in the past 12 months.