Smartphone manufacturers over the past few weeks have been announcing projections for the new year but alongside that we have also been getting details of the sales recorded in the previous year. Today we have a list of the top 10 Chinese manufacturers in 2016 according to shipments.
The list was released by the Director of IHS Technology, Wang Yang and includes shipments made overseas.The list is headed by none other than Huawei who recorded a total of 139 million shipments last year. They are followed by OPPO who sold a total of 95 million units with big thanks to the OPPO R9 which pulled in 20 million units.
OPPO’s sister company Vivo comes in at the third position with 82 million units. It is no news that Xiaomi recorded poor sales in 2016 as they are lagging behind Vivo by 24 million units. Close on the heels of Xiaomi is ZTE with a shipment of 57 million phones.
Lenovo (and Motorola) stands at 50 million units but we do not know if the figure includes the sales of ZUK phones. TCL, the new hardware partner of Blackberry recorded 34 million units. Gionee makes it to the list with 28 million units which is an improvement from what was recorded in 2015.
Meizu sold 22 million units last year to come in at the ninth position which makes us wonder if they would have done better had any of their devices launched with a Snapdragon processor. LeEco comes in at number 10 with a total of 19 million units.