The smartphone market in China is one of the largest and most volatile in the world.

Apparently, their favorite brand when it comes to smartphones is Huawei, who is also the current leader in the software industry.

The last months represented a literal apogee for the Chinese electronic giant, who registered impressive gains. Huawei even managed to dethrone Xiaomi, who dropped from first to fourth place in the past year.

In the second quarter of 2016, Huawei sold 19,1 million smartphones worldwide, growing their shipments with 15,2% from last year.

Following their success, Huawei owns 17,2% of the Chinese smartphone market.

The only foreign company who “sneaked” their way in the Chinese phone market top is Apple.

The America software giant sold over 8,6 units, which represents almost 7,8% from the total gains reported by the Chinese market in 2016.

According to Bloomberg, in contrast with 2015, Apple dropped 31,7% in China and their global shipments are set to decline. In addition, Apple started to lose ground in other largest overseas market.

“The iPhones lack features such as waterproofing and wireless charging. Apple needs to catch up with the competition if it wants to compete,” Canalys research analyst Jessie Ding wrote.

The Chinese market has grown increasingly competitive and is focusing more on local producers rather than companies such Apple or Samsung.

Although they tried to compete with Huawei, OPPO, vivo or Xiomi, their products were not very appreciated by the Chinese users.

Apparently, one of the reasons Chinese people prefer local products is the significantly lower price.