China’s smartphone market saw a 19% YoY growth and 17% QoQ growth in Q4 2016 according to IDC. It grew by 9% in 2016 with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the market.
The 4 Chinese smartphone vendors in the top 5 remain the same in 2016, with combined market share increased from 46% in 2015 to 57% in 2016. Most brands are now using a combination of channels to increase their shipments.
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