Apple takes back crown as world’s No. 1 phone maker, analyst says

Apple takes back crown as world's No. 1 phone maker, analyst says

The iPhone 12 helped Apple reach the top in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Angela Lang / CNET

Apple became the world’s top phone manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 2020, Gartner made its debut on Monday 5G iPhone 12 Helping defeat Samsung for the first time since 2016.

According to the analyst, Samsung sold 62.1 million phones in that quarter, a decrease of 11.8%. This was followed by Oppo with Xiaomi’s 43.4 million (up 33.9%) and 34.4 million (up 12.8%).

Huwave faced a big slide US Government Ban, A decline of 41.1% per year to sell 34.3 million phones. Chinese company agreed Sell ​​Your Honor Budget Phone Brand In November and reportedly preparing to cut its 2021 phone production From 60%.

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Gartner said global phone sales declined 5.4% to 384.6 million.

Anshul Gupta, Senior Research Director, Gartner said, “Even when consumers were cautious in their spending and closed on certain discretionary purchases, the 5G smartphone and pro-camera feature allowed some end users to buy new smartphones or Encouraged to upgrade their current smartphone in the quarter. ” A release said.

The analyst reported that Samsung topped overall 2020 phone sales with 253 million (a 14.6% drop compared to 2019), while Apple saw a 3.3% increase with 199 million.

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