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Digitimes Research: 124.2 million smartphones shipped in China market in 4Q16
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

There were 124.2 million smartphones shipped in the China market in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 8.0% on quarter and 5.3% on year and accounting for 29.6% of the global total, according to Digitimes Research.

China-based vendors together accounted for 82.0% of the shipments and international ones for 18.0%, Digitimes Research indicated.

Oppo was the largest China-based vendor, taking up 20.3% of the shipments, followed by Vivo with 18.7%, Huawei Technologies with 12.0%, GiONEE with 4.3%, Xiaomi Technology with 3.9% and Meizu with 3.8%. Among international vendors, Apple posted a market share of 13.2% and Samsung Electronics 4.1%.

Shipments in the first quarter of 2017 will decrease to 100.2 million smartphones.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Quarterly Data Report (China smartphone market and industry – 4Q 2016). Visit our latest Data reports.

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