China maintained its position as the world's top smartphone market, with 369 million units in 2019. But this was a drop of 7% year-on-year, with 4G phone sales slowing while there was less demand than anticipated for 5G models.
India became the second biggest market for shipments of smartphones in 2019, surpassing the US, the technology research firm Counterpoint Research claims, with growth of 7% year-on-year driving the rise to 158 million units. The growth for the fourth quarter of 2019 was also 7%.
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.
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