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SA: Xiaomi now the 4th largest smartphone maker globally

SA: Xiaomi now the 4th largest smartphone maker globally

The report adds that the smartphone industry has seen a decline of 2.8 percent as the vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018, which is quite low as compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the Q1 2017.

Smartphone shipments from Oppo and Vivo, on the other hand, declined for the second consecutive quarter, although both companies delivered double-digit growth until the third quarter of 2017. China's saturated smartphone market, their local smartphone market and hurdles from overseas expansion, resulted into lower shipments for Oppo and Vivo.

"Xiaomi continues its retail expansion in India and Southeast Asia; however online channels remain the key contributor in India, its second largest market", the IDC report noted.

Last week Samsung revealed strong sales of the Galaxy S9 led to "considerable growth in earnings", with profits reaching £11 billion during its first quarter. This was partly due to an increase in feature phone shipments by some key brands such as Nokia HMD and Reliance Jio who both saw YoY growth. OPPO slipped to fifth place, capturing 7 percent global smartphone marketshare in Q1 2018, tumbling from 8 percent a year ago.

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Indian phone makers such as Karbonn, Micromax, Lava International and Reliance Jio did not find a space in the top 10 list of smartphone suppliers. The Motorola is doing well in LATAM and U.S. smartphone markets. Together, the three smartphone brands of Transsion holdings (Tecno, iTel and Infinix) accounted for over 10 million smartphones shipped in Q1 2018.

Samsung's shipment grew 5% QoQ with the launch of its latest flagship, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Although smartphone shipment volume declined, Samsung announced its blended average selling price for handsets was $250 per unit, up from $170 at the same time a year ago.

Meanwhile, iOS share has held steady across the big five markets in Europe, the United States of America and Australia, in contrast to continuing growth in urban China. ASP's fell compared to the previous quarter due to the greater mix of iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and older iPhones during the quarter. The new iPhone X was the most popular in the quarter, according to Apple. The company stands at the fourth position, with a market share of 8.4 percent, which is nearly double as compared to 4.3 percent in Q1 2017. The saturation in China's smartphone market has put a pressure on Chinese makers to invest and expand beyond their home ground. The company growth has been driven by strong sales in India (+134%) and China (+51%).

Samsung continued to top IDC's vendor ranking, shipping 78.8 million devices in the January to March period for a 23.4 percent share of the market, down 2.4 percent from a year earlier, followed by Apple with 52.2 million iPhones sold and a 15.6 percent market share, up 2.8 percent year on year. Outside of China, Huawei is growing and gaining market share across the Western Europe region, an otherwise declining market, and is particularly strong in Spain, Germany, and Italy.


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