All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 percent increase, according to Gartner, Inc.
By: George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)– All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit
growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 percent increase, according to Gartner, Inc.
Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase year over year, according to Gartner.
“In emerging Asia Pacific, both Samsung and Huawei saw healthy demand as along with Xiaomi and Vivo, which were able to grow their footprint outside their home markets,” said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. “In North America, Samsung was the driving force in the quarter due to its new flagship products.”
Samsung’s smartphone sales recorded a double-digit increase (19.3 percent) in the third quarter of 2017. “Renewed pushes of the newly designed Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 smartphones have brought back growing demand for Samsung smartphones, which helped it compete against Chinese manufacturers and deliver a solid performance in the quarter,” said Gupta. He added that the last time Samsung achieved a double-digit growth was in the fourth quarter of 2015. [FULL STORY]