• Smartphone Sales Continue to Slump



    International Data Corporation has crunched the numbers for the first four months of this year, and reports that global smartphone sales have seen their sixth consecutive quarter of decline. At first glance the data would suggest that the industry's gamble on ultra-premium flagships has been a bustóbut it wouldn't explain the meteoric rise of Huawei, a vendor that's apparently doing brisk business with ultra-premium hardware of its own.

    More from the source:

    "It is becoming increasingly clear that Huawei is laser focused on growing its stature in the world of mobile devices, with smartphones being its lead horse," says Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. "The overall smartphone market continues to be challenged in almost all areas, yet Huawei was able to grow shipments by 50%, not only signifying a clear number two in terms of market share but also closing the gap on the market leader Samsung. This new ranking of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple is very likely what we'll see when 2019 is all said and done."

    Here are the world's top five OEMs for Q1 2019 and their year-over-year sales versus Q1 2018:

    1. Samsung -8.1%
    2. Huawei +50.3%
    3. Apple -30.2%
    4. Xiaomi -10.2%
    5. OPPO (tie) -6.0%
    5. vivo (tie) +24%

    And here's what I see as good news: with Xiaomi and two BBK brands making the top five, there's still a healthy market for more affordable devices.

    Source: IDC

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Smartphone Sales Continue to Slump started by acurrie View original post
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