Lenovo and Xiaomi lose spot to Vivo and Oppo on the list of top 5 manufacturers

A report released by IDC reveals that Lenovo and Xiaomi have lost their position to other Chinese manufacturers. The data suggests that there were total 334.9 million smartphones shipped worldwide in the first quarter of 2016. The figure has gone slightly up from 334.3 million units last year. It also marked the smallest year-over-year growth for smartphone shipments.

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The new entrants to the arena are Oppo and Vivo with 4th and 5th position on the chart, respectively. Number 1 position is taken by Samsung, followed by Apple and Huawei on 2nd and 3rd. The data is pretty surprising though as we used to take Vivo and Oppo as Chinese market leaders only. Interestingly, Oppo now receives nearly 20 percent of its businesses from outside China. The variation in market share marks an important growth bend in the smartphone market. A year ago, Apple’s sales sunk in China by 25 percent although it managed to stay at the No. 2 spot with 15 percent of market share.

Commenting on the data, IDC’s Melissa Chau said in a statement,“These new vendors would be well-advised not to rest on their laurels, though, as this dynamic smartphone landscape has shown to even cult brands like Xiaomi that customer loyalty is difficult to consistently maintain,”

Well, the data is more like an alarming bell for Xiaomi mobiles and Lenovo. Maybe they need to re-strategise to claim their lost glory.

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16 Comments on "Lenovo and Xiaomi lose spot to Vivo and Oppo on the list of top 5 manufacturers"

 

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Kaushik
April 29, 2016 11:59 am 11:59 AM

Number of phones shipped only means this number was shipped from factories to shops/dealers. It does not show the number of handsets SOLD.
I can believe these numbers because there is considerable interest amongst retailers and e-tailers to sell oppo, Vivo, Gionee smartphones (not to mention massive marketing pushes by these companies in tier 2 cities). But I doubt they sell as much units as they ship, so give me data on who sold how many smartphones!

Atheist
April 28, 2016 8:44 pm 8:44 PM

Vivo seriously!? I dun believe

kapil
April 28, 2016 6:53 pm 6:53 PM

in India xiaomi and lenovo make vfm handsets and oppo and vivo are overpriced junk.

vsk
April 28, 2016 10:14 pm 10:14 PM

Oppo is not a junk .Just made a hands on with opposed f1 and then speak .
Specs wise may be it doesnt looks great but quality and premium feel is almost like holding an iPhone .

Kaushik
April 29, 2016 12:04 pm 12:04 PM
Oppo N xiaomi are premium on build but the quality of internals is poor. I have seen that these Chinese phones (except Gionee) have signal reception issues N WiFi troubles due to using a poorer quality radio receiver. Measured in MP, they always receive one bar less signal than a big brand product (Samsung/Sony/HTC/LG). Oneplus is much better in this regard….China brands are often too slow in updates too, because it costs money to maintain a software team for updates, thats why the phones are cheaper as they save on this. If going for a Chinese brand, Huawei and ZTE… Read more »
Jyotirmoy Manna
May 3, 2016 7:29 pm 7:29 PM

Bar signifies nothing because of difference in calibration by different brand/model.
Your first bar may indicate 40% while my first bar may be calibrated as 30%, ok?

AkashR
April 29, 2016 7:39 pm 7:39 PM

Agreed, I have 4-5 Gionee phones in my home( I hv P3). Every product running superbly. Quality is brilliant.

Kaushik
April 29, 2016 10:01 pm 10:01 PM

Gionee spends comparatively less on marketing compared to the likes of letv, Vivo, oppo N even micromax. You will find that those brands with enough faith in the quality of their products will not indulge in overly aggressive marketing. Gionee has designed phones for sone very top brands in the past, and so they have the pedigree and experience where it really counts..same with ZTE N Huawei. 🙂

AkashR
April 30, 2016 11:44 am 11:44 AM

+1 ?

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