Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Smartphone shipments recover in Q3 in spite of Apple and Samsung's best efforts

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 28 October 16

China to thank for the uptick after Apple launched its latest device right at the end of September, and Samsung's flagship met a fiery end.

Telco hacks like me who expected the iPhone's late-September arrival and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes to result in something of a Halloween horror-show in terms of Q3 smartphone volumes received a surprise this week. "Global smartphone shipments grew an improved 6% annually from 354.2 million units in Q3 2015 to 375.4 million in Q3 2016. This was the smartphone industry's fastest growth rate for a year," said Linda Sui, director of Strategy Analytics, on Wednesday. Figures published by GfK on Tuesday were even more positive, putting global smartphone sales growth at 7.5% compared to last year, with 353…

Telco hacks like me who expected the iPhone's late-September arrival and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes to result in something of a Halloween horror-show in terms of Q3 smartphone volumes received a surprise this week. "Global smartphone shipments grew an improved 6% annually from 354.2 million units in Q3 2015 to 375.4 million in Q3 2016. This was the smartphone industry's fastest growth rate for a year," said Linda Sui, director of Strategy Analytics, on Wednesday. Figures published by GfK on Tuesday were even more positive, putting global smartphone sales growth at 7.5% compared to last year, with 353…

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