Samsung and Apple, are each forecast to show a slight decline in smartphone shipments this year.
Three companies are expected to drop out of the top 12 ranking this year as compared to 2015—Japan-based Sony, U.S.-based Microsoft, and China-based Coolpad. These three companies saw their 1Q16 sales of smartphones drop to 3.4, 2.3, and 4.0 million, respectively. Although Microsoft announced it intends to sell its non-smartphone business later this year, its early 2016 Lumia smartphones shipments put it on a path to sell less than 15 million units in 2016.
World number three smartphone maker, Huawei, has made a bold prediction, saying it plans to surpass Apple as the second-biggest smartphone player in the world in three years and leapfrog Samsung by 2021
Huawei is releasing virtual reality (VR) devices this year, including a headset and a flagship phone that will support the technology.
SOURCE – ICinsight, CNBC, Huawei
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