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China’s leading smartphone vendors continued to gain on Apple in terms of shipments during Q3, as Samsung extended its lead at the top of the worldwide table.
Two separate studies on the smartphone market from IDC and Strategy Analytics, showed global shipments for the three months to end-September reached more than 370 million.
The top five vendors’ ranking by shipments were unchanged from Q2 figures.
Strategy Analytics said global shipments reached 393 million during the quarter, while IDC estimated 373 million. Strategy Analytics’ figures record a 5 per cent year-on-year rise in volume, whereas IDC placed the rise at a more modest 2.7 per cent.
Linda Sui, director at Strategy Analytics, expects the industry to maintain its steady growth trajectory: “The global smartphone market has settled into a steady rhythm of single-digit growth this year, driven by first-time buyers across emerging markets of Asia and upgrades to flagship Android models in developed regions such as Western Europe,” she added.
Author : Chris Donkin – Content Editor