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Smartphone Sales Grew 20% in Q3

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Smartphone sales grew 20% during the third quarter as momentum continued to swing towards emerging markets and low-cost smartphones, according to Gartner.

Total mobile phone sales were flat during the quarter, Gartner said, with a 25% slump in feature phone sales being counterbalanced by smartphone growth.

Emerging markets recorded some of their highest ever growths in smartphone shipments, but in more mature markets it was a mixed bag. Sales in the US grew 18.9% but the Western Europe region saw a 5.2% decline.

Samsung remained the world’s top smartphone vendor, selling 73.2 million units, but its market share fell from 32.1% a year earlier to 24.4% by the end of the third quarter.

Xiaomi by contrast jumped into the top five list of smartphone vendors for the first time, with its market share increasing from 1.5% to 5.2% during the same period. Chinese vendors now hold positions 3-5 on the top five list, with Huawei in third place and Lenovo in fifth position. Original post at Telecom Asia

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