Wednesday, August 17

Shipping of smartphones worldwide suffers a sharp fall | Digital Trends Spanish

According to data provided by International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments fell sharply.

Based on figures covering the last quarter, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 331.2 million units during this period, equivalent to a 6.7 percent drop.

The decline in shipments was largely due to the chip shortage that has been plaguing the industry for the past year.

Samsung remains

Regarding brands, Samsung maintained its first position with a market share of 20.8 percent, after registering a shipment of 69 million phones during the quarter (14.2 percent less than last year).

For its part, Apple was the second largest phone provider between July and September and the only one among the top three that saw an increase compared to last year’s device shipments (50.4 million units shipped, marking a market share of 15.2 per year). hundred).

Meanwhile, Xiaomi fell to third place, marking a decline of 4.6 percent, while Vivo and OPPO are tied for fourth place.

“Supply chain problems and component shortages have finally reached the smartphone market, which until now seemed almost immune to this problem despite its adverse impact on many other adjacent sectors,” explained Nabila Popal, Research Director for Mobility and Consumer Device Trackers at IDC.

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