China’s Huawei, Oppo, Vivo grab quarter of global smartphone sales in Q1: Gartner
Shifting landscape seeing Apple and Samsung lose ground
The global smartphone market grew 9.1 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to tech tracker Gartner’s latest stats, and growth is being driven by a trio of Chinese device makers.
Smartphone sales in the quarter totaled 380 million units, with China’s top three mobile makers, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, collectively carving out almost a quarter (24 percent) of those sales, according to the analyst, up seven percentage points year on year.
In contrast, Samsung’s sales declined 3.1%, to leave the smartphone maker with 20.7% marketshare, while Apple sales were flat, with their market share falling to 13.7% from 14.8% year on year.