The global smartphone market saw its first full-year decline in the calendar year 2018, with a drop of 4% in shipments, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims, adding that fourth quarter shipments also fell, by 7%, making it the fifth straight quarter of declines.

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Smartphone shipments to China stood at 396 million units in 2018 or a 14% drop from 2017, their lowest levels since 2013, with the latest quarter marking a 15% year-on-year drop and the seventh straight quarter of declines.

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Apple continues to lead the premium smartphone market — defined as devices priced above US$400 — followed by Samsung, according to figures for 2018 from the analyst firm Counterpoint Research.

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