Smartphone sales have fallen sharply over the past two years as consumers prefer to constantly upgrade their Appliances or even try to "pay attention" to them a little more in order to keep them for a longer period of time. However, a new report from the data analysis company Strategy Analytics shows that global smartphone sales increased by 2% this quarter compared to last year.
Sales increased from 359,8 million worldwide worldwide in the 3 2018 quarter to 366,3 million in the third quarter of 2019. Linda Sui, Director of Strategy Analytics, believes that this increase is due to high competitive prices and customers choosing larger screens and 5G Internet.
The increase this quarter came primarily from Samsung and Huawei, with Samsung sales up 8% year-on-year and Huawei sales up 29% over the same period last year. Samsung achieved this with the release of the "NOTE Galaxy 10" smartphone and Huawei surpassed current levels by exporting to North America.
In her case Apple, sales fell by 3% in the last year. However, Strategy Analytics believes that Apple is beginning to stabilize thanks to cheaper iPhone 11 pricing and increased demand across Asia and the United States.
Other brands that make significant sales are Xiamoi, which mainly sells in India and China.