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Samsung reclaims top spot in global smartphone sales, while Huawei and Apple lose ground

/ 05:54 PM November 02, 2020
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Smartphone sales were better than expected during the third quarter of 2020. Image: mihailomilovanovic/IStock.com

Over 353.6 million smartphones were sold in the world during the third quarter of 2020, recording a minor 1.3% dip compared to last year. Samsung overtook Chinese competitor Huawei to slide into first place, while Xiaomi kicked Apple off the podium.

With a market share of 22.7% and 80.4 million smartphones sold, Samsung reclaimed the top position in Q3 of 2020, a growth of 2.9% year-on-year. Huawei came second with 51.9 million smartphones sold, recording a decrease of 22% compared to the same period last year. This is in part due to the U.S. sanctions on the Chinese manufacturer; since spring 2019, Huawei’s most recent models are no longer able to use Google Android software or Google’s online store.

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Xiaomi was able to grab third place, close on Huawei’s heels with 46.5 million smartphones sold, recording a 42% rise this quarter compared to the same period last year.

Apple ranks fourth, having sold only 41.6 million iPhones, a decrease of 10.6% this quarter. The upcoming iPhone 12 release this October should help Apple bounce back at the end of 2020.

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Vivo rounds up the Top 5 with 31.5 million devices sold in the past three months, a year-on-year growth of 4.2%. NVG

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