China's smartphones accounted for two-thirds of all new sales in Russia from April to June, the country's largest electronics retailer said Wednesday, the latest phenomenon of Russia's war with Ukraine affecting Russian consumption.
Chinese smartphone brands Xiaomi, Realme and Honor accounted for 42 percent of Smartphone sales in Russia in May 2022, up from 28 percent in the same period last year.
In April, Samsung ranked first with a 26 percent market share, followed by Xiaomi with 20 percent, RealMe with 11.2 percent, Apple'S iPhone with 10.3 percent, and Honor with 5.7 percent.
The move comes after Apple announced a ban on the sale of iphones and other products in The Russian market due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Samsung Electronics also announced that it was suspending shipments to Russia due to geopolitical developments.
On June 22, Local time, Russia passed a law on parallel imports and released a list of goods that are allowed to be imported parallel, including Samsung smartphones and the latest series of iphones. Under the law, Russia can legally import some foreign goods in parallel to the list without prior approval from copyright holders.