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Smartphones: Apple overtakes Samsung and becomes number one in the world

Smartphones :- Apple became the first smartphone vendor on the end of 2017, dethroning South Korean Samsung in an otherwise declining market, according to an IDC firm study released Friday. Apple became the first smartphone vendor on the end of 2017, dethroning South Korean Samsung in an otherwise declining market, according to an IDC firm study released Friday.

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With 77.3 million iPhones sold between October and December, Apple has taken the lead in the world, with 19.2% market share, International Data Corporation said the day after the company published its apple year-end financial figures. Although its sales of phones are slightly down compared to the end of 2016, Apple detracts from Samsung, which sold 74.1 million devices at the same time, a market share of 18.4% .

Chinese Huawei is still number three, with 10.2% of the market, followed by his compatriots Xiaomi (7%) and Oppo (6.8%), adds IDC. The total smartphone market also declined by 6.3% to 403.5 million units sold in the last quarter. In particular, IDC explains that consumers have not rushed to the most expensive premium smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

"Break during the holidays" :-

"The latest batch of celebrity smartphones has no doubt prompted customers to take a holiday break," said analyst Anthony Scarsella, quoted in the IDC statement. These expensive devices (the iPhone X is selling from $ 1,000 in the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 about $ 950) "have proved more a luxury than a necessity," he said.
Samsung, which reported a decline in sales of 4.4% at the end of the year, remains the number one in the whole year 2017, with a market share of 21.6% against 14.7% for Apple. Over the year, the world market is almost stable (-0.1%) with 1.47 billion units sold. According to another specialized firm, the market has even declined by 9% in the last quarter, the largest decline ever recorded.

"The decline in the global smartphone market was caused by a huge drop in the huge Chinese market, where demand dropped by 16%, because customers change phones less often, operators offer fewer promotions and because of a general lack of particularly amazing models, "said analyst Linda Sui of Strategy Analytics.

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