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.
Units sold in 2016: 306,446,600
Market share in 2016: 20.5%
Units sold in 2016: 216,064,000
Market share in 2016: 14.4%
Units sold in 2016: 132,824,900
Market share in 2016: 8.9%
Units sold in 2016: 85,299,500
Market share in 2016: 5.7%
BBK Communication Equipment
Units sold in 2016: 72,408,600
Market share in 2016: 4.8%
Updated: February 23, 2017 04:00 AM