Samsung surpassed Apple for the first time in three years, shipping the highest number of smartphones in the US in the third quarter of 2020. According to the analysis conducted by Strategy Analytics, Samsung had a market share of 33.7 percent in the United States this year. Apple came in second, followed by LG. According to the report, Samsung was able to take the lead this time thanks to its midsize and affordable smartphones as well as the launch of its new Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
After this report By Korean Herald, citing Strategy Analytics, Samsung has outperformed Apple in total smartphones shipped in a quarter for the first time since 2017. In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung had a share of 33.7 percent in the US smartphone market, which corresponds to a growth of 6.7 percent compared to the third quarter of the previous year. Apple took second place with a market share of 30.2 percent. LG followed with a market share of 14.7 percent.
The report attributes Samsung’s success to its midsize and budget smartphones, as well as flagships like the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Apple also had a belated launch of its iPhone 12 series, which prevented the Cupertino giant from becoming that pushes sales. Typically, Apple launches new iPhone models in September, the end of the third quarter. This time the start took place in October.
Finally, the report adds that Samsung took the top spot in terms of the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2020 with a 21.9 percent share, beating Huawei and Xiaomi.
An analysis by the International Data Corporation (IDC) for the Indian smartphone market for the third quarter of 2020 also found that Samsung ranked second with 12.1 million smartphones shipped, but compared to the third quarter of 2019 a significant growth of 38, 1 percent registered.
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