Oppo became the biggest smartphone maker in China for the first time ever, reports Counterpoint Research. This is the result of two factors: Oppo’s rise and Huawei’s decline.
This January Oppo captured 21% of the Chinese market, putting it on top. Fellow BBK brand vivo was close behind with 20%, tied with the ailing Huawei. Behind that are Apple and Xiaomi, both at 16%.
Below is a timeline of Oppo’s growth. Its market share in January increased 33% compared to December and 26% compared to January 2020. Note that the company’s 5G models are tracked separately as Counterpoint marks them…