For the fourth consecutive year, Sharp rules the Android smartphones market in Japan. Japanese market analysts BNC Retail announced their smartphone market analysis on 25 January and the data is solid:
Sharp has sold 24.4% of all Android smartphones in Japan, which the second place goes to Samsung with 14.8%.
There is actually a notable 1.8% decrease in the market share held by Sharp – from last year's 26.2%.
Another difference in the ranking is that last year's runner-up, Sony, has now been ousted by Korean Samsung. Sony now occupies the third place with 12.9% of all Android smartphones sold in the course of 2020.
Canalys should release their 2020 report in the beginning of April. When they do, I will update this article to include the OS-independent smartphone market share held by Sharp.