The global smartphone market continued to improve in the last quarter of 2020 with 4.3% year-over-year growth, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 385.9 million units during Q4 2020.
Apple returned to the number 1 position with 90.1 million shipments in Q4, driven by the success of the iPhone 12 series. This represents the highest shipment volume from a vendor in a single quarter and resulted in 23.4% market share and 22.2% year-over-year growth.
Samsung was number 2 with 73.9 million devices shipped and 19.1% market share. Samsung saw year-over-year growth of 6.2%.
Xiaomi finished the third with shipments of 43.3 million and 11.2% market share while OPPO was fourth with shipments of 33.8 million and 8.8% market share.
Huawei fell to the fifth with only 8.4% market share with a year-over-year decline of 42.4%.
While the full-year shipments in 2020 declined 5.9% compared to 2019, the progress toward market recovery has been impressive and IDC believes the momentum heading into 2021 will remain strong.
Global Smartphone Market Share in 2020
The top 3 global smartphone vendors by total shipments are Samsung (20.6% market share), Apple (15.9%), and Huawei (14.6%).
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