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Honor and Apple rise as Huawei’s decline continues in the Chinese market

April 28, 2022


The European and North American smartphone markets have experienced successful recoveries since the first lockdowns two years ago. But recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China have brought the local smartphone down to its knees.

The Chinese smartphone market is not doing well

A new report from Counterpoint Research reveals that smartphone shipments in China declined 14% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2022, reaching 74.2 million units and inching closer to the levels seen in Q1 2020. The report notes that demand collapsed because of a multitude of factors.

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