Samsung and Apple have the control over worldwide sales, but chinese companies are not so bad at all.
Once again we are talking about the smartphone market and, more specifically, sales rankings: the new data published by IDC reveal nothing new but confirm a substantially stable situation.
According to analysts, smartphone shipments increased by 4.3% compared to the first quarter of 2016, and at the top of the charts there is again Samsung, which seems to have recovered quite well from the bad situation with Galaxy Note 7.
We recall that this data relates to the first quarter of 2017 and that, consequently, it does not include Galaxy S8 sales. Interestingly, according to IDC, Samsung would have kept exactly the same sales of the previous year: 79.2 million units, or 23.8% of the market.
Apple ranked second in the standings, with a slight increase compared to last year: 51.6 million devices sold, or 15.40% of the market.
However, once again it is interesting to highlight the growth of Huawei, OPPO and Vivo: we speak of three Chinese companies (though only the first ones officially in Europe) that occupy respectively the third, fourth and fifth place and compared to the Q1 in 2016, they improved a lot.
Those numbers are still considerably lower than the two leading figures (Huawei, for example, sold 34.2 million devices, less than half as compared to Samsung), but these three companies have increased their margins by more than 20% 2016.
To make an idea of the smartphone market trend, you can read the full IDC report and above all, take a look at the table below.