Share of Chinese smartphones in Ukraine could become 60% by late 2014
Chinese producers are actively fighting for leading positions on the smartphone market, and according to the Citrus store chain, in 2013, Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo and Huawei increased their share of the Ukrainian market from 5% to 30%, and in 2014 their total share of the market could reach 55-60%.
According to a press release of Citrus, referring to IDC analytical company, in Q2, 2014, the market share of the leader of the past several years – Samsung – fell by 4% year-over-year. Huawei and Lenovo showed growth, being third and fourth in the ranking respectively.
Xiaomi boosted its market share by 2.5 times in a year, which allowed it being fifth in the ranking of the largest producers.
"This year the companies, which are often united under the conventional name 'new Chinese', could conquer at least half of the Ukrainian smartphone market," the expert of Citrus said.
Citrus was founded in 2006. The chain includes 30 stores in the regional centers of Ukraine: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, and Izmail, Illichivsk and Horlivka. The chain also has an online shop.