With shipments of 21 million phones in the first quarter of 2017, Huawei has claimed the top sales position in China according to a report from Canalys. The sales and positive response to the new P10, P10 Plus and Mate 9 from the company bolstered them and allowed them to get to the top. It wasn’t, however, a big margin of victory if you will. Oppo, who was number one, dropped to second with 20 million units sold while third place went to Vivo. They shipped 17 million units in the quarter. The top three therefore shipped 57 million of the 114 million smartphones that were shipped in the quarter, claiming 50% of the market between them.
That 114 million units shipped in Q1 is an increase of 9% over the same period last year.