Samsung, with a share very similar to the same period last year (22.5%), continues to lead the market, followed by Apple (12.1%), Huawei (9.8%), Oppo (7.1 %) and Vivo (6.6%).
Global smartphone sales to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, up 6.7% from the same period last year, according to Gartner. This boost is due to the demand for 4G devices in emerging markets, as detailed by Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner: “Although the sale of general purpose smartphones remains strong, there is a growing demand in the markets emerging 4G models, with more storage, better processors and more advanced cameras, “he says.
However, despite this increase, there is a concern about the increase in component costs, as well as the limited supply, due to the lower availability of critical components. “We expect the shortage of flash memory and OLED screens to affect the delivery of premium-quality smartphones in the second half of 2017,” says Gupta. “We have already seen that the Huawei P10 suffers from a shortage of flash memory, and smaller, traditional brands such as HTC, LG and Sony are caught between aggressive Chinese brands and dominant shares of Samsung and Apple in the premium smartphone segment “, Add.
Finally, IDC analyzes the behavior of the major smartphone manufacturers during the second quarter of the year. In the first position, with a share very similar to the same period of the previous year (22.5% compared to 22.4%), Samsung is still. Second, Apple remains (12.1%), followed closely by Huawei (9.8%); while Oppo and Vivo closed the top five with 7.1% and 6.6% respectively. As for the operating systems, Android extended its leadership with 87.7% market share, while iOS accounted for 12.1%.