Realme Philippines now fourth in local smartphone shares

Posts extraordinary growth in just a year

Realme has begun to gain the lead in the local market by becoming one of the top mobile brands in the Philippines, based on a study.

In published research from global firm Canalys, Realme overtakes Huawei this Q4 2019 in unit shares in the Philippines at 9%, with a whopping 700% growth from the same period last year. This bumped Huawei down to the fifth spot, with a near-flat 3% growth and 8% of the market share.

OPPO and Vivo topped the shares that period, amassing more than half of the market share, with the latter posting 125% growth from last year. Samsung had the steepest decline this past holiday season with a 32% decline in sales compared to the same period in 2018.

Canalys is a leading global technology market analyst firm that delivers smart market insights to mobility, enterprise and channel players around the world.

Carl Lamiel
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