International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research firm, has released Q1 2016 list of top 5 smartphones based on worldwide shipments. The same firm has also released a report in which the decline of the smartphone market has been confirmed. The growth on record is only 0.2% with total shipments of 334.9 million.
According to the recent list of top 5 smartphones released by IDC based on its research, Samsung has retained its number 1 position. It has not only grabbed the top position on the list but has also turned the company’s wildest dream into a reality. Yes, Samsung has beat Apple. The iPhone maker is now on the second position. Where Samsung’s 1Q16 shipment volume is 81.9, Apple’s is 51.2. That’s a huge difference. The market share of the Galaxy S7 maker is 24.5%, while on the other hand, Apple’s market share is 15.3%.
And then here comes the surprise. Oppo and Vivo, the brands we don’t give much importance to have replaced Lenovo and Xiaomi. Huawei sits in between Samsung, Apple, Oppo, and Vivo. So, the rank of these brands in the top 5 smartphones list is in the following order:
Commenting on the top 5 smartphones list released by the IDC, Melissa Chau, Senior Research Manager, IDC said, “Along China’s maturing smartphone adoption curve, the companies most aligned with growth are those with products serving increasingly sophisticated consumers. Lenovo benefited with ASPs below US$150 in 2013, and Xiaomi picked up the mantle with ASPs below US$200 in 2014 and 2015. Now Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo, which play mainly in the sub-US$250 range, are positioned for a strong 2016.”
With these figures and a slow growth, let us see what the future holds for these smartphone manufacturers – whether they successfully improve the sales percentage or move to phablets and mini computers.
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