Samsung remains on top as global smartphone shipments drop 2.9% in Q1

Samsung remains on top as global smartphone shipments drop 2.9% in Q1
For the first time since the third quarter of 2013, quarterly smartphone shipments in China totaled less than 100 million units leading global smartphone shipments to decline 2.9% in the first quarter. Overall, 334.3 million handsets were delivered from January through March, down from the 344.4 million shipped during the same period last year. Samsung remained on top with a total of 78.2 million units in transit during the period, down 2.4% from the 80.1 million shipped last year. Because the overall number of phones delivered was lower, Sammy actually saw an increase in market share from 23.3% to 23.4%.

Apple was second, having shipped the previously reported 52.2 million iPhone handsets during the quarter, 2.8% above last year's total. Apple saw its market share rise to 15.6%, and while its Average Selling Price at $728 was below expectations, it was above the $658 recorded last year. In third place was Huawei. The Chinese manufacturer set a new company record by grabbing a market share of 11.8% after shipping 39.3 million phones for the three month period. That was a 13.8% year-over-year increase in the number of handsets delivered, which wasn't bad considering that Verizon and AT&T decided at the last moment not to carry the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Xiaomi has had strong external growth in countries like India, which helped it increase shipments in Q1 by a whopping 87.8% over last year's number. With 28.8 million units shipped, the company owned 8.4% of the global smartphone market during the three month period. Oppo finished in fifth with a market share of 7.1%. It shipped 23.9 million devices in the quarter, a decline of 7.5% year-over-year.

source: IDC

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