Shipment volumes and market share of top five smartphone companies

Smartphone Shipments will continue to decline in 2019 as per IDC

Company

2018 Shipment Volumes

2018 Market Share

2017 Shipment Volumes

2017 Market Share

Year-Over-Year Change

 

1.Samsung

292.3

20.8%

317.7

21.70%

-8.0%

 

2. Apple

208.8

14.9%

215.8

14.70%

-3.2%

 

3. Huawei

206

14.7%

154.2

10.50%

33.6%

 

4. Xiaomi

122.6

8.7%

92.7

6.30%

32.2%

 

5. OPPO

113.1

8.1%

111.7

7.60%

1.3%

 

Others

462

32.9%

573.4

39.10%

-19.4%

 

Total

1,404.9

100.0%

1,465.5

100.0%

-4.1%

 

Source: IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, January 30, 2019

 In both 2017 and 2018 Samsung was the largest brand of smartphones based upon shipment volume (based upon IDC data). In 2017 it shipped 317.7 million smartphones, which came down to 292.3 million in 2018. There was a total 8% decline in the shipment volume of Samsung from 2017 to 2018. Apple also experienced a decline of around 3.2% in its smartphone shipment volume from 2017 to 2018. Its shipment volume came down from 215.8 million in 2017 to 208.8 million in 2018. Total smartpheon s hipment volume according to IDC declined by 4.1% from 2017 to 2018. It can down from 1,465.5 million in 2017 to 1404.9 million in 2018. As per IDC, this decline will continue for the third consecutive year in 2019. Below are IDC's projections for 2019 and 2023.

Worldwide Smartphone Platform Shipments, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, 2019 and 2023(shipments in millions)

Generation

2019 Shipment Volume*

2019 Market Share*

2019 Year-Over-Year Growth*

2023 Shipment Volume*

2023 Market Share*

2023 Year-Over-Year Growth*

3G

57.5

4.1%

-25.4%

34.6

2.2%

-3.4%

4G

1,330.6

95.4%

0.2%

1,105.9

71.7%

-4.4%

5G

6.7

0.5%

N/A

401.3

26.0%

23.9%

Total

1,394.9

100.0%

-0.8%

1,541.8

100.0%

1.7%

Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, February 22, 2019

Table Note: 2019 and 2023 figures are forecast projections.

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