Analyst firm IDC released a report on the state of the smartphone market in the first quarter of 2017. All vendors put 347.4 million smartphones globally, representing an increase of 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year.
The main intrigue unfolded in the fight for first place. In the fourth quarter of 2016 analytical companies, including to IDC, awarded Apple a victory that is not much, but was able to overtake the Samsung, putting 78.3 against 77.5 million smartphones. In the first quarter of 2017, the Samsung came in first place, and confident – it sold 79.2 million smartphones, while only 51.6 million accounted for the share of Apple.
The third, fourth and fifth places are occupied by three Chinese companies – Huawei with 34.2 million, the OPPO with 25.6 million and 18.1 million vivo, And when compared to the first quarter of last year, Samsung and Apple have shown an increase of 0% and. 0.8%, respectively, the Huawei, OPPO vivo and developed intensively – 21.7%, 29.8% and 23.6%.