Sales of Android devices in urban China accounted for 86.4% of all mobile devices sold in the region during the three months ending February 2017, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
The research firm found that sales of Android devices had risen 9.3% year-on-year, up from 77.1% for the same period in 2016. The market share of iOS devices fell sharply to 13.2%, a drop of 8.9% year-on-year.
However, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were the top selling devices overall in urban China, accounting for 8% of all smartphones sold in the period.
Elsewhere in the world
Comparatively, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus made up 14% of all mobile phone sales in the region in the three months ending February 2016.
It's a similar story in Europe, where Android sales account for 75.2% of all devices sold. Sales of iOS devices also grew slightly to 21.8% for the period.
Android sales dropped in the US however, down 3% year-on-year to 55.9% of all phones sold. iOS sales accounted for 42% of all devices, with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus again being the top selling smartphones in the region for the fourth consecutive month.