The foldable smartphone market is booming, with a notable surge in recent quarters. samsung has emerged as the global leader in this category, but the landscape is quite different in China.
A recent report from CINNO Research showcased huawei's dominance in China's foldable smartphone market, and now, another report by Counterpoint Research reaffirms this trend.
Counterpoint's latest report not only reinforces Huawei's stronghold but also provides insights into the top 10 best-selling foldable phones, which we'll delve into shortly.
Foldable Smartphone Market: Huawei Dominates in China as Samsung Leads Globally
Globally, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 takes the crown as the best-selling foldable smartphone. This device's predecessors had also held this prestigious position in previous years. However, the situation takes a turn when we shift our focus to China.
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In the Chinese market, Samsung's foldable offerings are nowhere near the top. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 holds the eighth position, with the Galaxy Z Fold 4‘s derivative, the W23 5g, trailing in ninth place.
Counterpoint's analysis predicts that Chinese manufacturers will continue to dominate their domestic foldable smartphone market in the foreseeable future. It's important to note that China already boasts the title of the world's largest foldable smartphone market.
So, what is the best-selling foldable smartphone in China? The answer is the oppo Find N2 Flip, followed closely by a lineup of Huawei devices, including the Mate X3, Pocket S, Mate Xs 2, and P50 Pocket.
Notably absent from the list are xiaomi's Mix Fold 2 and vivo's X Fold 2, but Vivo redeems itself with the Vivo X Flip, securing the tenth position. Perhaps, the upcoming Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 could make its presence felt in the next edition of this report.
In summary, China's foldable smartphone market is currently dominated by Huawei and Oppo, with Samsung lagging behind in the rankings. With the rapidly evolving nature of this industry, it will be intriguing to see how the next chapter unfolds.
Here's the complete list of the best-selling foldable smartphones in China for the first half of 2023:
- Oppo Find N2 Flip
- Huawei Mate X3
- Huawei Pocket S
- Huawei Mate Xs 2
- Huawei P50 Pocket
- Oppo Find N2
- Honor Magic VS
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung W23 5G
- Vivo X Flip