Global LTE Smartphone Shipments Crossed One Billion units in CY 2016
New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – Feb 1st, 2017 Apple registered a record Q4 2016 surpassing Samsung in Global Smartphone volumes but Samsung led the market for the full year 2016. Overall Smartphone shipments reached an all-time high crossing 1.5 billion units in CY 2016. Huawei, Oppo and Vivo crossed 300 million units shipments combined in CY 2016. China smartphone shipments reached an all-time high...more
Apple Widens Gap with Samsung in the Premium Smartphone Segment in Dec 2016
Apple captured a record share of the important premium segment widening the gap with Samsung by more than 50%. According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Monthly Market Pulse for December 2016 report which tracks the global smartphone sell-through performance via channel survey, the smartphone sell-through volumes crossed a record 150 million units globally in December and 1.5 billion units for the full year 2016. Commenting on the findings, Jeff Fieldhack, Research...more
China Smartphone Shipments Reached an All-Time High in 2016
According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, the demand for smartphones in China remained healthy during Q4 2016 (Oct-Dec) as the smartphone shipments were up 12% annually and 9% sequentially driving the full year growth and record volumes. The competitive and crowded environment brings about constant shifts in top players in China’s smartphone market. Huawei, Oppo & vivo (HOV) emerged as clear winners in 2016, with...more

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