finding shows shipment volume of the global mobile phone industry reached about
556 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 13.3% sequentially and 2.9%
year-on-year. Of mobile phones shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, 435.9
million units of which were from smartphones, which witnessed steadfast growth,
up 17.6% sequentially and 8.2% year-on-year. Bolstered by strong growth of
Chinese brands Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo, global smartphone shipment volume,
shipment volume of the global smartphone industry scored 1.499 billion units in
2016, up 4.1% year-on-year.