Apple Beats Samsung In 2017 4th Quarter, Suggests Sales Reports

| February 2 , 2018 , 17:00 IST

Apple outperformed Samsung to end up being the best smartphone maker in the final quarter of 2017 as it dispatched 77.3 million iPhones all over the world, a report said on Friday.

Samsung which delivered 74.4 million smartphones in the quarter, drove the smartphone market (by volume) with a market share of 21 percent for the whole year.

"Apple shipments declined one percent annually, however, the company became the number one smartphone brand during the quarter. Apple remained number two in CY 2017, capturing 14 percent market share," Counterpoint Research said.

The worldwide smartphone shipments grew 2% yearly in 2017 yet declined 5% in the final quarter.

The main 10 smartphone makers, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi, now have 77% of the market, in this manner leaving just a fourth of the portion for more than 600 brands to contend.

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Samsung shipments declined 11% because of downfall in India, China and Western Europe. The organization drove the Latin American market.

Research Director at Counterpoint Research, Jeff Fieldhack said" The quarter was a week shorter than last year and Apple was able to increase Average Selling Prices (ASPs) by over $100 to $796 with the launch of the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus -- a trade-off the company is content to make".

"The test for Apple going ahead will be its capacity to keep on growing its base of 1.3 billion gadgets," he added.

Chinese brands Xiaomi, Vivo, OPPO and Huawei remained the quickest developing cell phone brands.

Xiaomi dispatched 96 million smartphones, catching 6.1% piece of the overall industry of the worldwide smartphone market in 2017.

Xiomi turned into the fifth biggest smartphone manufacturer leaving behind Huawei and OPPO in the final quarter of 2017 with shipments of 31 million smartphones and a market share of the industry of 6.9%, recording a development of 83% yearly.