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Apple iPhone 6s was the best-selling smartphone of 2016

The only non-iPhone or Samsung phone on this list is Oppo A53

By Lana Jelic on Mar 27, 2017 08:24 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs reading time

IHS Markit has announced the list of best-selling smartphones for 2016 and Apple is the clear winner.

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According to the report, the iPhone 6s is the best-selling smartphone last year with around 60 million units sold. Apple dominated the top of this list and the second place belongs to iPhone 7, followed by iPhone 7 Plus. Fourth place on the best-selling smartphone list belongs to yet another iPhone - 6S Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 ranked fifth and ninth. Sales of these two devices have outperformed their immediate predecessors, S6 and S6 Edge: the combined shipments of S7 and S7 Edge in 2016 were 10 million higher than S6 and S6 Edge over the same period.

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Sixth place belongs to another Samsung device - Galaxy J3, while the Galaxy J7 is ranked tenth. The only non-iPhone or Samsung phone on this list is Oppo A53 which took the seventh place.

This list shows the domination of Apple and Samsung. Interestingly, Huawei, the third-largest smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung, didn't have any models in the top ten most-shipped smartphones in 2016.

Lana Jelic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Lana Jelic

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

NEWS SOURCE:news.ihsmarkit.com

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