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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 18 July 2018

The five most popular smartphone brands in 2016

The 2016 smartphone sales rankings are in, and Apple has jumped into the top spot worldwide by a tenth of a per cent– but only for the fourth quarter, according to Gartner.

Samsung, the maker of the Galaxy and Note series, held off its rival for the year as a whole. Overall, total smartphone sales totalled almost 1.5 billion, up 5 per cent from the previous year.

Chinese brands grabbed the next three slots, with Oppo more than doubling its market share the the year as a whole, thanks to strong sales in Chinese and Indian markets.

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Samsung

Units sold in 2016: 306,446,600

Market share in 2016: 20.5%

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Apple

Units sold in 2016: 216,064,000

Market share in 2016: 14.4%

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Huawei

Units sold in 2016: 132,824,900

Market share in 2016: 8.9%

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Oppo

Units sold in 2016: 85,299,500

Market share in 2016: 5.7%

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BBK Communication Equipment

Units sold in 2016: 72,408,600

Market share in 2016: 4.8%