China’s smartphone market saw its biggest drop in demand since 2013

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Smartphone shipments in China saw their biggest decline ever this first quarter, as shipments dropped to 91 million units, according to a report from market analyst group Canalys. Every year since 2013, Chinese smartphone shipments have been able to reach or exceed 100 million units quarterly. This is the first quarter since Q4 of 2013 that numbers have dipped below that benchmark. Canalys experts suggest that the Chinese market is simply feeling worn out by the endless marketing campaigns of each smartphone company. Major smartphone vendors like Samsung, Meizu, Oppo, and Vivo were hard hit by the sharp decline. Meizu’s and Samsung’s shipment numbers shrank to less than half of their numbers year over year. Apple didn’t fare much better, coming in fifth place for number of shipments. More Info

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