Global Smartphone Shipments Declined for the Last Two Consecutive Quarters – View analysis

The cumulative unit-shipment volume of global smartphones during the first three quarters of 2018 exceeded 1 billion units, down 1 percent from the same period last year according to IHS.

Samsung Electronics continued to lead the market in the third quarter, shipping 70.9 million units. Samsung’s year-over-year shipment growth rate has been negative since the fourth quarter of 2017, which caused the company’s market share to fall to 20 percent.

Huawei, which beat Apple unit shipments for the first time in the second quarter, retained its second-ranked position in the global smartphone market in the third quarter. Huawei shipments grew 33 percent, reaching 52 million units.

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