In spite of sanctions: every tenth Android smartphone sold in Russia does not have Google services

In spite of sanctions: every tenth Android smartphone sold in Russia does not have Google services

The team of analysts from the M.Video-Eldorado group has published an interesting report on the Russian smartphone market for nine months of 2020, with a focus on Chinese brands.

As it turned out, the share of Chinese brands accounted for 57% of sales of smartphones in Russia in piece terms – 13 million devices. At the same time, Huawei and its sponsored brand Honor captured 30%.

As we know, Huawei is subject to sanctions by the US government, which prevents the company from selling new and modern Huawei and Honor models with Google services and applications installed. As an alternative, Huawei has developed a proprietary Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) system. As a result, Huawei and Honor smartphones without Google services and with alternative Huawei services, including the AppGallery app store, already accounted for 10% of all devices sold. Now about two dozen models with HMS are available to Russian users. Honor 9S and 9A models even entered the top ten best-selling smartphones in Russia for the second quarter of 2020.

In total, about 23 million smartphones were sold in the Russian market in the first three quarters of 2020, which is an increase of 6.5% compared to the same period last year.

In spite of sanctions: every tenth Android smartphone sold in Russia does not have Google services

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