Xiaomi Is Now Selling More Smartphones Than Apple, and Samsung Tops The List, According to New Data. Here's How The Major Smartphone Players Rank.
Oct 30, 2020
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Chinese tech company Xiaomi sold nearly 5 million more smartphones than Apple in the third quarter, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) released Thursday.
Samsung returned to the top-seller spot, pushing off Huawei, which has struggled with US restrictions.
Global smartphone sales were 1.3% down year-on-year, but markets such as India and Brazil are surging, the IDC said.
Samsung sold nearly twice as many phone as Apple, whose figures were hit by the delayed launch of the iPhone 12.
Chinese tech company Xiaomi overtook Apple as the world's third-biggest seller of smartphones in the third quarter of the year, according to a new report.
Xiaomi sold 46.5 million devices – nearly 5 million more than Apple, whose figures were hit hard by the late launch of the iPhone 12, the International Data Corporation said.
Samsung returned to the top spot, pushing off Huawei, which has struggled to deal with US sanctions.
Worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter were 1.3% down year-on-year, according to the IDC report released Thursday. This is a much smaller drop than the 9% decline the IDC had forecast, as economies began recovering from the pandemic and phone sales surged in India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Russia.
Here's how Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple, and Vivo ranked, based on worldwide sales in the quarter to September, according to IDC data.