According to Gartner Data, Xiaomi Surpasses Apple in Smartphone Sales

Overall, the market is still below last year’s figures.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.


According to data from the information technology research and consulting company, Gartner , Xiaomi has surpassed Apple in sales of smartphones, so now the Chinese technology company is the third provider that ships the most mobiles worldwide , below Samsung and Huawei .

There was a drop in sales – worldwide – in the first two quarters of 2020. Between January and June of this year, sales of these devices fell by 20%. However, in the third quarter there was a recovery when a total of 366 million units were sold, 5.7% less than in the same period last year.

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China’s Xiaomi has surpassed Apple for the first time to become the world’s third-largest smartphone maker by shipments in the July-September quarter, edging the US tech company out of the global top three for the first time in 10 years, three key market data providers said.

The world’s top three smartphone companies are now all from Asia, according to Canalys, IDC and Counterpoint Research. The latest statistics come as Apple on Thursday posted a 29 per cent year-on-year drop in revenue in the Chinese market for the three months to September.

Xiaomi had a 46 per cent jump in shipments from a year ago for the three months to September, shipping 46.2m handsets, Counterpoint said. Apple logged a 7 per cent drop in shipments year over year, selling 41.7m iPhones in the July-September quarter.

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has surpassed rival Apple Inc. to become the highest-selling smartphone maker in the U.S. for the first time in three years.

The data, from Strategy Analytics Inc. and first reported by The Korea Herald, has Samsung accounting for 33.7% of the U.S. smartphone market from July to September, up 6.7% over the same quarter in 2019. Apple sat in second place with a 30.2% share, followed by LG Electronics Inc. with a 14.7% share.

Sales of Samsung’s mid-tier and budget smartphones along with the launch of flagship devices, including the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold 2, are behind the company’s increased market share. The late launch of Apple’s iPhone 12 is also noted as possibly helping Samsung increase its market share. The iPhone 12 is traditionally released in September but was released in October this year because of manufacturing delays caused by the COVID-19

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