China shipped 17.6 million units of smartphones in April, a decline of 21.6% year-on-year and 12.2% less than the number recorded in March, according to CINNO Research. Among the top-selling brands in the country, Apple regained its place at the top, shipping 3 million units in April with a 2.2% monthly drop and a 3.5% yearly drop. While shipments for Chinese brands Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo all declined by at least 32% year-on-year, Honor’s shipments grew by 127.7% compared to the same period last year. CINNO attributed the declining numbers to a drop in market demand, as well as the less promising processors for Android phones compared to Apple’s. [CINNO Research, in Chinese]