Global  

Samsung regains top smartphone vendor spot as Xiaomi overtakes Apple

The Verge Friday, 30 October 2020
Samsung regains top smartphone vendor spot as Xiaomi overtakes ApplePhoto by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Samsung is back on top as the world’s biggest smartphone vendor one quarter after losing its spot to Huawei, according to reports from IDC, Counterpoint, and Canalys. The news comes just as Samsung posted its highest quarterly revenue figures ever, which the company said was helped by a boost in demand for smartphones.

Huawei became the number one vendor for the first time three months ago, benefiting from strong sales in China while much of the rest of the world was operating under constrained retail conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Huawei’s shipments fell 7 percent quarter-on-quarter and 24 percent year-on-year, according to Counterpoint, while Samsung’s shipments increased by 47 percent over the last quarter.

Xiaomi was...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Published
News video: Samsung's profits soar but outlook is weak

Samsung's profits soar but outlook is weak 01:13

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it expects fourth-quarter profit to fall due to weak server chip demand and rising smartphone competition. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Apple Inc. Apple Inc. American technology company

Apple developers can now let you share free copies of your in-app purchases with your family

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

If you’ve ever wished you could share an in-app purchase with your family, you may be in luck. Today, Apple..

The Verge

Developers can now sign up for Apple’s reduced 15 percent App Store cut

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Apple has opened enrollment in its new small business program that will allow eligible app developers to..

The Verge

If you’ve got an older iPhone, your FaceTime calls just got better

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

When Apple released iOS 14.2 last month, it didn’t mention that FaceTime calls would now be in 1080p for older..

The Verge

You can now record footage from Ecobee’s camera to Apple servers, but you may want to keep their app

Image: Ecobee

Ecobee’s SmartCamera has received a firmware update that may interest Apple users who are feeling a little burnt-out on subscriptions...

The Verge

Zoom and Among Us dominate Apple’s most downloaded charts in 2020

2020 was a year when people around the world were forced to find new ways to connect, and that trend is clearly visible when you look at the most downloaded apps..
The Verge

Huawei Huawei Chinese technology company

U.S. in talks with Huawei CFO Meng on resolving criminal charges -source

U.S. prosecutors are discussing a deal with lawyers for Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou to resolve criminal charges against...
WorldNews
U.S. in talks to release Huawei's Meng to China [Video]

U.S. in talks to release Huawei's Meng to China

The U.S. Department of Justice is discussing a deal that would let Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou return to China from Canada, a person familiar with the matter said. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:24Published

Possible deal for arrested Huawei finance chief

The deal would let Meng Wanzhou return to China from Canada, where she was arrested in 2018.
BBC News
UK extends ban on Huawei 5G gear [Video]

UK extends ban on Huawei 5G gear

British telecommunications firms must not install new Huawei 5G kit after September 2021, the government said on Monday (November 30). The ban is part of a plan to purge the Chinese firm's equipment from high speed mobile networks. Eve Johnson reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:18Published

Huawei ban from UK 5G network brought forward

The cut-off date of September for the installation of new equipment is earlier than expected.
BBC News

Related news from verified sources

The Huawei-Decoupling Continues: Now, Italy Rejects China Tech From Its 5G – Analysis

The Huawei-Decoupling Continues: Now, Italy Rejects China Tech From Its 5G – Analysis
By Gautam Chikermane If a 23 October sources-based news report by Reuters is accurate, Rome has joined Stockholm, Brussels, Prague, and London to...
Eurasia Review Also reported by •SeattlePI.com

Huawei Unveils the Most Powerful Mate Line-up Ever

Huawei Unveils the Most Powerful Mate Line-up Ever
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today bolstered its product line-up with the advanced HUAWEI Mate 40 Series, the latest revolutionary flagship smartphones...
WorldNews Also reported by •The Verge

UK lawmakers warn Huawei 5G may need to be banned earlier

LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from next-generation mobile phone...
SeattlePI.com