Smartphone shipments to rise 4.2% in 2016 - MIC

Friday 17 June 2016 | 14:01 CET | News
The global smartphone market is set to grow 4.2 percent to just above 1.5 billion units in 2016, up 4.2 percent year-on-year, according to a report from Taipei-based research institute MIC. The growth estimate is slightly more positive than IDC's recent prediction of a 3.1 percent annual increase in sales. Although declining market demand meant smartphone shipments reached just 342.7 million units in the first quarter, down 14.9 percent sequentially and 0.1 percent year-on-year, MIC's report said the performance of Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei and Oppo should help boost sales over the

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Huawei China / Oppo / Vivo
Countries: World
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