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Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market

Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market
Samsung, Apple, and Huawei continue to dominate the smartphone market
Shipments have fallen 1.3 percent YoY with Chinese brands making up a significant chunk of the 292 million smartphones shipped.

The latest statistic from TrendForce shows a total shipment of 292 million smartphones during the first quarter of 2016. This represents a drop of 18.6 percent and 1.3 percent when compared to Q4 2015 and Q1 2015, respectively. TrendForce is blaming the decline in smartphone shipments on market saturation in major markets.

Accordingly, Apple and Samsung have apparently been losing momentum during the past year while Chinese brands and manufacturers are picking up. As TrendForce cites in its analyses, the global delivery volume of Chinese smartphones reached some 125 million units for Q1 2016, which is more than the volume of sales from both Samsung and Apple. Chinese companies accounted for nearly 43 percent of the world's shipped smartphones during the same period.

The world's leading smartphone brands continue to be Samsung, Apple, and Huawei in that order in terms of market share. Lenovo, Xiaomi, and LG follow right behind. As for the top six Chinese brands, Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi lead the pack with TCP, Oppo, and BBK bringing up the rear.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-04-23 (Update: 2016-04-23)
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.