Today IDC, a well-known research company provided a complete data concerning the global smartphones market shipments in the Q4, 2017. Though the main players remain the same, their positions in the top five have been changed. Now the list is led by Apple. It’s followed by Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and OPPO. Let’s get acquainted with the numbers and look at the charts showcasing the real state of the market.
In the Q4, 2017 the global smartphone shipments reached 403.5 million units. Thus it decreased by 6.3% in comparison to the same period of 2016. And though Apple is the first with 77.3 million shipped units and market share of 19.2%, it is down by 1.3%. However, due to the overall decline in the market, the Cupertino-based company has grabbed the toppest position.
Its closest rival, Samsung shipped 74.1 million units and got 18.4% of the market. Thus it’s 4.4% down in comparison to the Q4, 2016. The third position belongs to Huawei, which shipped 41 million units and got 9.7% of the market share. It’s down by 9.7% from the same period of last year.
The biggest surprise comes our way from Xiaomi. It’s fourth with a growth of 96.9%. It shipped 28.1 million units and got a market share of 7%.
Finally, OPPO is the fifth with 24.7 million units and a market share of 6.8%. It’s down by 13.2%.
Apart from this, IDC also presented a report for 2016 global market shipments. According to it, Samsung was the first with 317.3 million units and market share of 21.6%. Apple was the second with 215.8 million units and market share of 14.7%. It is followed by Huawei with 153.1 million sold smartphones (14.7%), while Xiaomi was the fifth with 92.4 million units and a market share of 6.3%.