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Smartphone sales: Apple overtook Samsung in Q4 2016

apple logo 1024x576 - Ventes de smartphones : Apple a dépassé Samsung au Q4 2016

apple logo 1024x576 - Ventes de smartphones : Apple a dépassé Samsung au Q4 2016


Posted: February 16 2017
Updated: February 16, 2017

by benjamin

We had to wait 8 quarters, but Apple has regained its place at the top of the global smartphone market. According to analyst results Gartner in the 4th quarter of 2016, the apple brand returns to the front Samsung, while Blackberry dark at 0% market share.

apple logo 1024x576 - Sales of smartphones: Apple overtook Samsung in Q4 2016

Record numbers in Q4 2016

Last month, the Cupertino company announced record quarterly revenues of $ 78.4 billion (including $ 78.3 million from iPhone sales only) in Q4 2016. Apple smartphones sold well, good enough to beat the record of 74.8 million units passed in Q4 2015. Overall, the iPhone garnered 17.9% of market share, an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period in 2015 .

Samsung overwhelmed by Note 7 fiasco

The South Korean giant thus loses its place as leader, but it remains in contact with 17.8% market share. In Q4 2016, Samsung sold 76.8 million units, a decrease of almost 7 million units. This loss of speed is due to the fiasco of the batteries of the Galaxy Note 7. Like Apple, Huawei, Oppo and BBK took advantage of the misfortunes of the Asian giant to gain ground.

BlackBerry says goodbye

The Canadian BlackBerry fell to 0.0% with only 208,000 units sold. These poor results forced the Canadian brand to withdraw from the smartphone market. It now focuses on software design. The next BlackBerry devices will be designed by other manufacturers.