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Top 5 smartphone manufacturers in 1Q 2017

The Global smartphone sells has soared up by 4.3 percent in first quarter of 2017 (1Q 2017). The total no. of smartphone shipment in the whole world is recorded to 347.4 million units. According to IDC, the top three smartphones are still the same. They are Samsung, Apple and Huawei. They took the top three spot with 22.8 %, 14.9 % and 9.8 % of the world smartphone market respectively.

Samsung regains the top position with the total sales of 79.2 millions smartphones. That includes huge number of discounted S7 and S7 edge, significant drive from J series and A series phone in affordable range. The newly launched S8, S8 + has got positive response, showing better position in another quarter too.

Apple sold 51.6 millions smartphones in the quarter for the second spot. This is due to selling of iPhone 7 + in the higher end, refreshed iPhone SE in the mid range. They had even launched red colored iPhone 7 and 7 plus in this quarter.

Huawei maintains its dominance in China and becomes third smartphone maker by shipping 34.2 millions in Q1 2017. The stable position is possible due to its premium Mate and P series phones and affordable Honor and Y series brand. Mate 9 alone reached 5 million sales from the launch in November. The P10 and P10 + have similar trend due to premium design and better performance.

Oppo and Vivo comes to the fourth and fifth position with 7.4 and 5.2 percentage of total smartphone sells. Oppo sells 25.6 million phones in 1Q 2017, primarily focused mostly in Asia. It has been doing a lot with the advertisement in South East Asia for their camera focus brands. Oppo R9s mid-ranger model was also crucial for such huge shipment.

Vivo relied on X9 model in China for the fifth position. It jumped in the range due to aggressive marketing and was a official sponsor for Indian Premier league (IPL) 2017.

Apart from this, there is a report from another stat that Huawei leads the top position in China, beating Oppo and Vivo.

The Top 5 phones list does not include Popular brands like Xiaomi, LG, Lenovo, ZTE and the recently comeback Nokia. Nor there were any Indian phones in the list.

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