As per a recent Gartner report, Apple grew to become the highest smartphone vendor in This autumn of 2020, beating Samsung within the run. The report states that the final time Apple was within the high spot, above Samsung was within the fourth quarter of 2016, which was 4 years in the past.
This yr, nonetheless, with the launch of the iPhone 12 sequence, Apple was capable of retake the highest spot as a smartphone vendor. The Cupertino big offered virtually 80 million iPhone models on the finish of final yr. This reportedly helped Apple report double-digit development and surpass Samsung.
Apart from this, Gartner additionally stories that international smartphone gross sales declined by 5.4% within the final quarter of 2020. And as per its full-year chart, smartphone gross sales declined by 12.5%.
“The sales of more 5G smartphones and lower-to-mid-tier smartphones minimized the market decline in the fourth quarter of 2020. Even as consumers remained cautious in their spending and held off on some discretionary purchases, 5G smartphones and pro-camera features encouraged some end users to purchase new smartphones or upgrade their current smartphones in the quarter,” stated Anshul Gupta, the Senior Research Director at Gartner.
The report additionally states that regardless of Samsung’s year-on-year decline of 14.6% in smartphone gross sales, the South Korean big retained its No. 1 spot as a worldwide smartphone vendor in the entire of 2020. Moreover, Apple and Xiaomi had been the one two firms amongst the highest 5 to expertise development as smartphone distributors final yr.
“In 2021, the availability of lower end 5G smartphones and innovative features will be deciding factors for end users to upgrade their existing smartphones. The rising demand for affordable 5G smartphones outside China will boost smartphone sales in 2021,” Gupta added additional.