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Oppo and Vivo are now the 4th and 5th largest smartphone manufacturers worldwide

Oppo and Vivo are now the 4th and 5th largest smartphone manufacturers worldwide
Oppo and Vivo are now the 4th and 5th largest smartphone manufacturers worldwide
Both Lenovo and LG are no longer two of the top five largest smartphone manufacturers while Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the market with over 38 percent of worldwide shipments.

According to market analysts from TrendForce, 2016 saw nearly 1.36 billion smartphones shipped worldwide. Samsung's monstrous market share of 22.8 percent has once again outperformed Apple who held 15.3 percent as of the end of 2016. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is following closely behind in third place at 9.6 percent of the market.

Oppo and Vivo (BBK) are again at fourth and fifth place, respectively, as one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers. Both Chinese manufacturers operate under Guangdong BBK Electronics Industry Co. Ltd. and have successfully knocked back Lenovo and LG out of the top 5 list.

Lenovo has slipped from fourth place all the way down to eighth according to TrendForce data from a market share of 5.4 percent in 2015 to 3.7 percent in 2016. LG has fallen from fifth place to sixth, although it actually increased in market share from 5.2 percent in 2015 to 5.5 percent in 2016 despite the lukewarm sales of its G5 flagship. Interestingly, Xiaomi has been unable to keep up and has dropped from sixth place to seventh with a market share from 5.2 percent in 2015 to 3.7 percent in 2016. TCL and ZTE bring up the rear in ninth place and tenth place, respectively.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-01-30 (Update: 2017-01-30)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.