If you’ve ever wondered what smartphones people use in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea AKA North Korea, we’ve got the answer. While the top spot is enjoyed by Huawei, surprisingly, iPhones come in second while considering the smartphone market share in the country, according to metrics by Statcounter.
As per the metrics, Apple’s iPhones have a market share of 31.15% in North Korea. By comparison, Huawei has a market share of 49.18% as of October 2020.
It’s interesting to note that iPhones earned the top spot in October 2019 with a market share of 51.92% which gradually dropped and the top spot has since been taken over by Huawei. However, since September 2020, smartphone market share had been gradually increasing and in October, when Apple launched the iPhone 12 lineup, the market share of iPhones saw a steep jump.
As far as these metrics are concerned, it’s evident that the iPhone 12 was a hit; even in North Korea. The third spot includes South Korean smartphone vendor Samsung at 6.56% market share.