The shipments of Chinese smartphone brands Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, ZTE,
Lenovo, Xiaomi, TCL, Gionee, Meizu and LeEco/Coolpad totaled 587 million
units last year, with a combined market share of 39 percent, according
to the report.
Shipments of Gionee and Huawei surged by 53 percent and 33 percent
respectively in 2016.
As LeEco became Coolpad’s largest shareholder in October last year, the
report combined the two companies’ smartphone shipments.
Apple and Samsung continued to dominate the smartphone market in 2016,
but their combined shipment slipped from 555 million units in 2015 to
526 million in 2016, with market shares dropping four percentage points
to 35 percent.