Gartner analysts as the company has just launched its report on worldwide smartphone sales, which reached 380 million in the first quarter of 2017. The top five smartphone vendors Visible world is still filled by the long faces in 2016, namely Samsung of South Korea, Apple of the United States, and Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo originating from China.
Samsung had a decrease in the number of sales in Q1 2017 to 78.6714 million units and a market share of 20.7 percent. In Q1 2016 Samsung had sold 81.1869 million units of smartphones and has a 23.3 percent market Sharet. One of the causes for the decline because of the disaster that occurred on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Even so, Samsung is still the king of smartphones.
Apple still occupying the second position in which they managed to do a bit of an increase in sales of 51.6295 million units in Q1 2016 into 51.9925 million units in Q1 2017. However, contrary to the market share of sales due to decline from 14.8 percent in Q1 2016 to 13, 7 per cent in Q1 2017.
Vendors from China, Huawei, still in the third position while increasing sales and market share. Seen sales reached 34.1812 million units with a market share of 9 per cent in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016 only 28.861.00 unit posted sales with a market share of 8.3 percent.
Furthermore, OPPO narrowing the gap with Huawei in fourth position with sales that reached 30.9223 million units and a market share of 8.1 percent in Q1 2017 compared to Q1 2016, with sales of 15.8915 million and a market share of 4.6 percent. Yes, the market share OPPO to within 0.9 per cent of Huawei in 2017’s Q1.
Vivo which has a similar strategy OPPO successfully ranked fifth with sales gains 25.8422 million units and a market share of 6.8 percent in Q1 2017 has increased compared to Q1 2016, with the sale of 14.001 million units and a market share of 4 percent.
All three vendors from China is indeed very aggressively in marketing and sales so that experienced modest improvement in Q1 2017 this. In fact, it is possible to overtake Samsung and Apple next few years. While well-known vendors, such as Xiaomi, ASUS, Lenovo, Motorola, and many more have to fit into other categories.