Apple is ahead of Samsung as the largest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2016
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple in the fourth quarter of 2016 was able to get ahead of Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor.
During the above period, the company has shipped to 78.3 and 77.5 million smartphones respectively. Apple’s market share in the fourth quarter rose to 17.8%, and Samsung got 17.7% of the total «pie».
If you look at the total supply for the whole year, the leader is still Samsung, which shipped 309,4 million smartphones, occupying 20.8% of the market. Apple by the end of 2016 was able to take a 14.5% market share with the result was 215.4 million smartphones.
Both companies in the past year have worsened their result in comparison with 2015. Samsung has sold 10.3 million smartphones less, and 16.1 million units.
Huawei got third place and 9.3% of the market, Oppo and Vivo finished in fourth and fifth lines, with the 5.7% and 4.8%, respectively.
Total sales for the year increased by 3% and reached 1.5 billion smartphones. Growth, in particular China and African countries.