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China's smartphone sales plunge to lowest in a decade, says report

In 2022, Vivo retained top spot with a 19.2% market share in China, followed by Apple at 18% and Oppo at 17.5%

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China’s smartphone sales fell 13 per cent year-on-year in 2022, the largest plunge for the sector in a decade as consumers spent cautiously, market research firm IDC said on Sunday.

The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in 2022.

That meant total 2022 sales volume was the lowest since 2013 and the first time since then that annual sales have dropped below 300 million, IDC said in a report.

Android handset maker Vivo was the top-selling brand over the year, with a market share of 18.6 per cent. Its total shipments fell 25.1 per cent year-on-year, however.

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 11:13 PM IST

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