After two years of declines, global smartphone shipments increased in the third quarter of 2019, growing by 1%, as Samsung shipped 78.9 million units, an increase of 11% year-on-year which showed that its strategy of giving up operating profit for market share had worked.
Global smartphone shipments for the first quarter of 2019 showed a drop of 6.8% year-on-year, marking a sixth consecutive quarter of declines, the analyst firm Canalys says, adding that the total number of units shipped, 313.9 million, was the lowest in nearly five years.
More vendors are expected to come up with foldable smartphones in the wake of the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X, but the analyst firm Canalys does not expect more than two million devices to ship this year.
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