Almost every second smartphone sold to the Chinese.
Smartphones Chinese manufacturers are gaining rapid popularity in Russia. According to the latest statistics, sales of all smartphones in the country, the share of Chinese models has been 40%. This is absolutely a record for smartphones Chinese companies.
From January to September 2018, the share of smartphones Chinese manufacturers in Russia amounted to 40% in volume. In the same period last year the figure was 30%.
In Russia actively sold smart phones of many Chinese manufacturers, but Frank is the leader of Huawei and its Honor sub-brand. For 9 months of 2018 smartphones, the company managed to become the most purchased among Russians. Samsung for the first time in a long time, was pushed to second place, and Apple slipped to the third position.
Moreover, Apple and Samsung are seriously threatened by another Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi. Experts clarify that Xiaomi smartphones are very popular in Russia, but they are most often bought in the Chinese online stores at a reduced price. Such sales are not counted in official statistics. Otherwise, Xiaomi could much better performance.
As for the Russian smartphone market overall is growing, despite the crisis. In unit terms the market grew by 3% in cash — just 22%. For the first nine months in Russia has sold 21 million smartphones for a total amount of 315 billion rubles.