Smartphone shipments kept falling in the first quarter of the year according to the latest Gartner report. The global total is down 2.7% on a yearly basis and declined 8.65% sequentially.
|Company||Q1 2019 (in thousands)||Q1 2019 Market Share||Q1 2018 (in thousands)||Q1 2018 Market Share|
Samsung shipped about 10% fewer units, but still maintains its top position. However, the Huawei and Apple switched and now the Chinese manufacturer is behind its Korean competitor with a massive 44% increase, compared with Q1 2018.
Huawei's numbers are sure to drop in the current quarter, though, following the US ban, but we'll have to wait and see the magnitude of the decrease.
While the USA-China trade war is hurting Huawei, two other smartphone manufacturers in Top 5 gain a bit of share along with improved sales numbers. Oppo and vivo snatched a slightly bigger chunk of the market pie at the expense of other companies.
Xiaomi did not make it into the Top 5 by the slightest of margins - 27.2 million placed them sixth, or first of the rest.
Nokia :D Nokia has maybe few percent shair as their phones are behind competition in price and features
Jacks are still used all around. It's not the past. There is no a single audio equipment or PC with USB type C audio support. Only through external sound controller. SD is also not the past. It's currently dominant standard on the market of home...