Apple surpassed Samsung in the 4th quarter of 2016 and was ranked the largest worldwide supplier of top smartphones, according to research firm Strategy Analytics technology.
Apple sold estimated 800,000 units more than Samsung, reaching a total of 78.3 million per quarter, giving a market share of 17.8% compared with 17.7% who had Samsung.
Of course, the results were largely influenced and withdrawal from the market’s phablet Notes 7 due to battery explosions, and such an outcome was more than expected.
If the giant South Korean would not have been forced to withdraw from the market in the 4th quarter 2016 2.5 million terminal Note 7 certainly at this time would have led removable top suppliers Modi for smartphones top.
Even if the last quarter of 2016 Apple had better results than Samsung, throughout last year the Cupertino giant stood behind Samsung, with a market share of 14.5%, reaching 20.8% Samsung.
According to statistics made by specialists in technology, the Chinese manufacturer Oppo increased by 99% year on year and ranks in the top four of 2016 by 5.7% behind Huawei which has 9.3%.
Smartphone industry increased overall by 3.3%, from 12.2% in 2015.
Even if Samsung had a 2016 end as we would have liked, most likely the company will dominate in the 2nd quarter of 2017 with the launch of the flagship smartphone, Galaxy S8.