In the past few days, Counterpoint Research has released a report on the third quarter of 2020 on the smartphone market (including the world). Now, the company has released an infographic highlighting the main events in the smartphone sector in the third quarter.
According to the research company, the global smartphone market shipments in the third quarter of 2020 decreased by 4% year-on-year, but increased by 32% month-on-month.
In total, the entire market has shipped 366 million units. As for the regional market, the Indian smartphone market exceeded its pre-COVID levels during this period.
The market’s shipments reached 53 million units, so they increased by 9% year-on-year and 188% month-on-month respectively.
When talking about brands, Samsung not only leads the global smartphone market, but also leads three of the five main regional markets, namely Europe, Latin America (Latin America) and the Middle East and Africa (Middle East and Africa).
On the other hand, Huawei ranks first in Asia, while Apple ranks first in North America. The Korean electronics giant achieved this feat, shipping 80.4 million units.
In fact, this number is the company’s highest shipment volume in the past three years. As a result, the company’s year-on-year growth was 3% and the month-on-month growth was 48%.
In addition, Xiaomi entered the top five in all three regions. This smartphone manufacturer also surpassed Apple for the first time, ranking third in the global smartphone market with a market share of 13% and a chain growth of 75%.
Then, realme increased by 132% in the third quarter, reaching the milestone of 50 million shipments. As a result, it took over the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand.
Last but not least, in the third quarter of 2020, Apple’s shipments fell by 7% year-on-year. This is because the company postponed the release of the iPhone 12 series to the fourth quarter of this year.