Huawei ranked No. 1 in China's smartphone market with 35.1 million units shipped in the third quarter and a market share of 41.4 percent, more than double that of second-place Vivo, data released today by IDC showed.
Vivo shipped 15 million units in the third quarter, with a market share of 17.8 percent.
OPPO ranked third, with 14.1 million units shipped in the third quarter and a 16.6 percent market share.
Xiaomi was fourth, with 11 million units shipped in the quarter and a 13 percent market share.
Xiaomi was the only brand among the Top 5 manufacturers to grow, up 13.4 percent year-over-year.
Apple delayed the release of the iPhone 12, resulting in lower shipments compared to the same period last year, with 7 million units shipped in the quarter and an 8.3 percent share.
China shipped 84.8 million smartphones in the third quarter, down 14.3 percent year-on-year. The main reasons for the drop in shipments included weak market demand, supply constraints by Huawei, and the launch of new flagship phones by Huawei and Apple.
IDC said that although the further escalation of US sanctions in August ultimately hampered Huawei's momentum, in the domestic market, it did not affect the enthusiasm supporting Huawei's share to remain above 40 percent.