Samsung ships more phones than Apple for the first time in 3 years in the US.
Samsung has overtaken Apple for the first time in three years by shipping the most smartphones in Q3 2020 in the US According to analysis by Strategy Analytics, Samsung had a market share of 33.7 percent. percent in America this year. Apple came in second, followed by LG. The report says that Samsung was able to take the lead this time thanks to its budget and mid-tier smartphones, along with the launch of its new Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
According to him report by Korean Herald citing Strategy Analytics, for the first time since 2017, Samsung has passed Apple 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, representing growth of 6.7 percent compared to the third quarter of last year. Apple came in second with a 30.2 percent market share. LG followed with a market share of 14.7 percent.
The report attributes Samsung’s success to its mid-tier and budget-friendly smartphones, as well as flagships such as the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Apple also had a delayed launch for its iPhone 12 series that prevented the Cupertino giant from getting that boost in sales. Apple typically releases new iPhone models in September, which is the end of the third quarter. This time, the launch took place in October.
Finally, the report adds that in terms of the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2020, Samsung ranked first with a share of 21.9 percent, surpassing Huawei and Xiaomi.
An International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis for the Indian smartphone market for Q3 2020 also revealed that Samsung ranked second with 12.1 million smartphones shipped, but had a significant growth of 38.1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2019.