Gartner: Smartphone sales grew by 9% in the first quarter




world’s largest smartphone market is growing, but the biggest gainer is not Apple or Samsung, but three of China’s smart phone makers, who are responsible for most of the growth, From Apple flat results in the first quarter.

Apple’s flat sales are a victory, after the company’s sales declined significantly during 2016, and by contrast Samsung’s rival sales saw a big stumble.

These figures shed light on the global challenges Samsung and Apple face, meaning that they have problems within China’s promising market and that these problems are likely to intensify, while the other three brands are Chinese, allowing them to increase their market sales Chinese local.

According to the report, consumers worldwide purchased 380 million phones in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 9.1 percent over the same period last year. The report also shows that consumers are willing to spend a little more than before, which means that the average prices Sales are headed upwards.

Chinese companies are the main beneficiaries, including Huawei, Opo and Vivo. Gartner said in its report that these companies collectively achieved a market share of 24 percent of Q1 2017 sales, a 7 percent increase over last year .

Samsung sold less than 78.6 million phones compared with 81.2 million in the same period last year. Its market share fell to 20.7 percent from 23.3 percent, while Apple sold 51.99 million phones, up 51.6 million from its previous figure. That its market share fell to 13.7 percent instead of 14.8 percent.

Huawei ranked third with 9.0 percent, down 8.3 percent, while Ubu ranked fourth with 8.1 percent, down from 4.6 percent. Vivo came in fifth with 6.8 percent instead of 4 percent.

This success, of course, increases the market share of Google Android’s mobile operating system so that it continues to widen the gap between it and Apple’s iOS system. The market share of Android in the first quarter reached 86.1 percent instead of 84.1 percent During the past year.


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