Samsung sells the most smartphones in 2016, Apple comes second

March 9th, 2017   decode   news

Despite a difficult end to 2016, Samsung remained the top smartphone seller by shipping a whopping 308.5 million units last year, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple is a distant second with 215.5 million iPhones.

However, high average selling prices and high margins gave Apple the lion’s share of the profits – close to 80% of worldwide profits from smartphones ended up in its pockets, some $44.9 billion out of $53.7 billion total.

In comparison, Samsung Mobile brought in 14.6% or $8.3 billion – a number certainly impacted by the Galaxy Note7 recall. Comparing operating profit…

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