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Strategy Analytics: Global Smartphone Shipments Declined on a Full-Year Basis for First Time Ever in 2018

Jan 30, 2019 - Business Wire

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments fell 6 percent annually to reach 376 million units in Q4 2018. Global smartphone shipments for the whole year declined 5 percent in 2018, the smartphone industry's first ever full-year decline. Samsung maintained first position with 18 percent global smartphone marketshare in the final quarter of 2018, ahead of Apple iPhone in second, while Huawei was a whisker behind in third place.

Linda Sui, Director a...