Our Q3-2018 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the handset and smartphone market activities in a single page.

Some quick observations from this edition: 

  • Global smartphone shipments declined 5% annually reaching 380 million units in Q3 2018. Emerging markets growth could not offset the decline in developed markets.
  • All the regions declined amidst the global slowdown. Latin America declined most at 7% YoY.
  • India’s smartphone shipments surpassed those of the USA and reached an all-time high in 2018 Q3, while China’s smartphone market continued to decline for the fifth consecutive quarter.
  • Top 10 OEMs contribute almost 79% of the global smartphone market, thereby leaving 600+ brands competing for the remaining 21% of the market.
  • Samsung led the smartphone market by volume while HMD grew fastest at 73% YoY. Samsung recorded its highest ever shipment in India, even though its shipments declined for the fourth consecutive quarter.
  • Huawei holds on to the 2nd position for the second consecutive quarter. It grew 33% annually.
  • While Apple iPhone shipments remained flat annually, revenues for the devices grew 29% with a record average selling price of $793.

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