New smartphone shipments in the United States in the first quarter of the year declined by 11% over the same period of 2017.
Counterpoint data shows that this is the first time in three years when smartphone sales fell below 40 by millions of units, but despite the fall, there are still good news at least for some of the companies.
Apple is the strongest quarterly representative with an increase of 16% on an annual basis, enough to help Cupertino secure 42% of market share in the United States. Cupertino now controls the 80% of the smartphone category that costs 800 € on the market, according to the survey.
Samsung, on the other hand, fell 4% and reached 22% during the quarter, with Counterpoint noting that Galaxy S9 sales were not very high. This quarter is expected to increase.
This is the first time Apple has managed to sell 16 million iPhone in the first quarter of the year in the United States, once again confirming that despite analysts' forecasts, the iPhone X has gone well.
“We're seeing Apple's continued dominance as a top seller, with the X and 8 series keeping the top spots and older Galaxy devices not too far away. S9 pre-sales were sluggish compared to S8 sales last year, but are likely to accelerate in the coming months as they offer very good discounts. Motorola has done well with E4 because of its low cost and solid specifications, ”said Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director.
The most striking achievement for Apple is that of the 10 best smartphones in the US in the first quarter six is iPhone. There are three of her models Samsung, none of which are the Galaxy S9 and one of its devices Motorola.