Apple Inc's standing in the Chinese smartphone market declined in the second quarter as domestic brands picked up the pace in sales, two new market reports showed.
In the second quarter, Chinese brand Xiaomi, which shipped 15 million smartphones, pushed Apple out of the top four in terms of market share in China, according to a report released by independent analysis company Canalys.
Xiaomi was previously ranked fifth in sales in China, while Apple was at four, according to media reports.
Huawei Technologies Inc remained the top vendor in China from April-June for the second quarter in a row after shipping more than 23 million smartphones in the market, Canalys' data showed.
Huawei was followed by Oppo and Vivo, which sold 21 million and 16 million units, respectively.
A separate report from Hong Kong-based technology market research firm Counterpoint also put Apple at fifth in terms of sales in China, after Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, according to a press release last Monday.
Apple's sales in China grew by 8.2 percent year-on-year in the quarter, 0.3 percentage point slower than in the year-earlier period, while sales growth for Xiaomi accelerated from 11.2 percent year-on-year during the second quarter last year to 13 percent this year, according to the report.