Strategy Analytics tracked global smartphone shipments (sell in) increased at a +3% MoM in December 2016 mainly due to seasonality. Sales (sell through) to end users however stabilized from last month. Apple and Samsung top both shipments and sales chart, followed by leading Chinese vendors, including Huawei, OPPO, vivo and Xiaomi etc. This report tracks global smartphone monthly shipments (sell in) and sales (sell through) by 21 of the world's largest vendors from January to December 2016. The report is a valuable tool for OEMs, component makers, software developers, operators and other stakeholders to track key OEMs inventory level and support their planning activities.