Huawei increases domestic marketshare at the cost of its domestic rivals

Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Apple, together, controlled 50% of the Chinese market. On Wednesday, according to market data released today, China’s Huawei Technologies has increased its footprint in its domestic smartphone market, with shipments rising by 66% in the third quarter. Although the Chinese smartphone market contracted by 3% in the third quarter in comparison…

Apple ties up with Ant Financial Services Group and several banks to ease purchase of interest free iPhones

While Apple’s market share in China have shrunk significantly, those of domestic smartphone makers including most notably Huawei, have expanded. Chinese consumers view those using iPhones as traitors. While Apple’s iPhones may be cost effective, unless it targets the core issue of nationalism, it would be surprising if it were to make any significant headway.…