Apple overtook Samsung in phone sales for the first time since 2016
According to Gartner’s market research firm, Apple sold more different devices than Samsung for the initial time in a single quarter since 2016. This indicates that when Apple began the iPhone 7 series, Samsung was leading Apple and selling more units.
The research firm also maintained that the global sales of smartphones to end users decreased by 5.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. It declared that smartphone sales declined by 12.5 percent in 2020.
According to Gartner’s data, Apple had over 20 percent market share in phases of phones sold in the fourth quarter, while Samsung was 16.2 percent.
Other companies that were amongst the top players carried Xiaomi with over 11 percent market share and Oppo and Huawei with about 9 percent market share individually.
The report shows that the 5G-enabled iPhone 12 series launch supported the company to a double-digit increase in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Notably, the last time Apple accomplished this achievement was in the fourth quarter of 2016.
In phases of overall mobiles sold, Samsung points the way with an 18.8 percent market share while Apple had a 14.8 percent market share in 2020.
Gartner’s research statement added that Samsung marked a decline of 14.6 percent in 2020 in units sold. Samsung suffered tough rivalry from the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo.
At the same time, a beleaguered Huawei marked the significant sales drop of the year. Its business declined 24.1 percent. Gartner’s Anshul Gupta stated that would drive 2021’s would drive smartphone sales adopting 5G phones outside of China.