Samsung has surpassed Apple for the first time in three years by shipping the highest number of smartphones in the third quarter of 2020 in the United States, according to a recent report by Strategy Analytics.
According to the data gathered 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. The report says that Samsung was able to take the lead in this quarter due to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, along with the launch of its new Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
Samsung beats Apple with most smartphones sold in Q3 2020 in the U.S.
For the first time in three years, Samsung has surpassed the ranking of the Cupertino tech giant in terms of total smartphones shipped in a quarter. In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung accounted for 33.7 percent of the US smartphone market which is a 6.7 percent growth compared to last year’s third quarter. Apple came in second with a 30.2 percent market share. LG followed with a 14.7 percent market share.
The research firm credits the company’s success to its mid-tier and budget smartphones, as well as flagships, such as the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for its ranking.
It Is Important to note that Apple’s flagship iPhone 12 lineup was announced several weeks later than the company’s typical launch date due to production complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Preorder sales of iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro started on October 16, with the smartphones being delivered to customers a week later. The staggered release plan most recently saw iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max go live last Friday.
Lastly, the report adds that in terms of the global smartphone market in Q3 2020, Samsung took the top spot with a 21.9 percent share. Huawei and Xiaomi possess 14.1 percent and 12.7 percent of the market respectively. Apple sits at fourth globally, with 11.9 percent of the global market in its control for the third quarter.
via Korean Herald
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