IDC: China smartphone market declined by 5% in 2017

February 6th, 2018   decode   news

IDC released its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for China, and the numbers do not look good. According to the data, the market declined 15.7% in Q4 2017, compared with the same period 12 months ago, and 4.9% for the whole 2017. In absolute numbers, the October-December period saw 114.3 shipments, totaling to 444.3 million in 2017 against 467.3 million in 2016.

Apple shipped almost 10% fewer phones in the past 12 months, compared to 2016, but it remained a leader in the premium segment with 85% of all sales over $600. Due to impressive shipments of the iPhone X (about 7…

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