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IDC: Global smartphone shipments declined 4.9% in Q4 2018

Jan 30, 2019 - VentureBeat

Jan 30, 2019( VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/ Delivered by Newstex) The smartphone market isn't looking too hot. In a report[1] published today, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said that 375.4 million devices shipped to customers during the fourth quarter of 2018, down 4.9 percent from Q4 2017's peak — marking the fifth consecutive quarter of decline and closing out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments. Global shipments in 2018 dipped 4.1 percent, with a total ...