Gartner has released its smartphone sales figures for Q3 2016, which show that Samsung is still the top-selling smartphone brand in the world.
While it maintained its first place, the company suffered a big decline in sales year-on-year – 14.2%.
“Three Chinese vendors – Huawei, Oppo, and BBK Communication Equipment – together accounted for 21% of the smartphones sold to end users worldwide in the third quarter of 2016,” said Gartner.
“They were the only smartphone vendors in the global top five to increase their sales and market share during the quarter.”
Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment showed strong growth in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Russia.
The table below details smartphone sales by brand.
Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Vendor in 3Q16 (Thousands of Units)
|Vendor||3Q16 Units||3Q16 Market Share (%)||3Q15 Units||3Q15 Market Share (%)|
|BBK Communication Equipment||19,878.90||5.3||10,437.40||2.9|
“In the smartphone operating system market, Google’s Android continued to capture market share from Apple’s iOS,” stated the report.
“The withdrawal of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 may benefit sales of Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus only slightly, as Note 7 users are likely to stay with Samsung or at least with Android.”
Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 3Q16 (Thousands of Units)
|Operating System||3Q16 Units||3Q16 Market Share (%)||3Q15 Units||3Q15 Market Share (%)|