28 April 2017

Smartphone market grows 4.3% in Q1 2017.

The global smartphone market grew stronger than expected in the first quarter 2017, by 4.3 percent to 347.4 million units shipped, according to IDC.  Market leaders Samsung and Apple saw their sales little changed year-on-year, while Huawei, Oppo and Vivo continued to grow strongly, the market researcher said.

Samsung once again led the market with a 22.8 percent share, after falling behind Apple in Q4.  The company shipped an estimated 79.2 million smartphones in the quarter, unchanged from a year ago.  Apple took a 14.9 percent share, based on 51.6 million iPhones sold.

Huawei was in third place, growing 22 percent to an estimated 34.2 million phones shipped, equal to a 9.8 percent market share.  Huawei share was up from 8.4 percent a year ago.  Oppo also grew its share, to 7.4 percent from 5.9 a year ago, and Vivo was at 5.2 percent of shipments, versus 4.4 a year earlier.


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