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Apple dominates the smartphone market

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Global smartphone shipments reached a record 1.49 billion units back in 2016, while Apple managed to beat Samsung and to grab the leading position in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Note 7 disaster.
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Surprisingly enough, Samsung was not severely affected by the Galaxy Note 7 disaster overall, but its mobile smartphone business has lost its crown to Apple. According to data from research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple has left Samsung in the dust in the fourth quarter of 2016, at the end of a record year for the entire market.

The source mentioned above estimated a 9 percent global growth in the last quarter, with no less than 438.7 million smartphones shipped. For the year as a whole, the figures are also impressive, with 1.49 billion units shipped. During the October-December period, Apple controlled 18 percent of the market, shipping 78.3 million smartphones.

On the other hand, Samsung managed to stay in front when counting the figures for the entire year. The South Korean giant closed 2016 with a market share of 22.2 percent, while Apple got the second place with only 16.1 percent.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5459 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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