IDC’s latest report on the smartphone market, which is regularly published, is bringing out some interesting data. The report is important to show that the gap between Chinese phone makers and Samsung and Apple is closing.
According to the IDC report, 347.4 million smartphone shipments were made in the first quarter of 2017. This figure shows that a total of 332.2 million devices were shipped, a 4.3 percent increase compared to the first quarter of last year.
The report shows that Samsung has quickly overcome the frustration of Galaxy Note 7. The South Korean company delivered 79.2 million phone calls in the first quarter of the year. At the summit of Samsung, IDC said that the J and A series play an important role in both emerging and developed markets. The S7 and S7 edge price cuts also helped Samsung clear up its inventory and help ensure a smooth transition to the S8 and S8 +.
Chinese phone makers are on the list behind Samsung and Apple. Even though Apple shipped 400,000 more phones than the first three months of the year, the company’s market share dropped to 14.9 percent from 15.4 percent.
While the first two places of Samsung and Apple are safe, a horizontal tracking of their shipments is noteworthy. In addition, the growth rate of three Chinese producers coming from behind Samsung and Apple is also striking.
In the smartphone market, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are behind Samsung and Apple. These three companies are also showing the driving force of the growth in the smartphone market. Huawei, Oppo and Vivo delivered 77.9 million smartphone shipments in the first three months of 2017. The smartphone market expanded by 3.7 percent compared to the previous year; Huawei, Oppo and Vivo succeeded in selling more than 15.5 million devices.