Smartphone makers sold 360 million units in the third quarter of 2020, a decline of 3.6 percent compared to the 373.7 million sold in the year-ago quarter. That’s according to data averaged between Gartner and IDC, as always.
But to be fully transparent here, I’ve been waiting on the official Gartner data for weeks: IDC reported its results almost a month ago and that link above is to a third-party site that cites Gartner’s numbers. I can’t find them on the Gartner website: The last report it has published publicly is for the second quarter of 2020.
“While some of the topline numbers may not seem pretty, we are seeing a lot of improvement in the smartphone market both in terms of supply chains and consumer demand,” IDC’s Ryan Reith said. “In the large developed markets, it is very clear that 5G will be positioned to most consumers as their