Apple surpasses Samsung and Huawei as number one global phone seller - News Report


iPhone maker, Apple company has overtaken Samsung in the fourth quarter and surpassed Huawei to move into top spot in full year 2020 according a new report from research and advisory company, Gartner.

The report shows the reemergence of Apple as the top smartphone vendor following a four-year break from the top spot.

The launch of 5G iPhone 12 series helped Apple record double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The last time Apple was the top smartphone vendor was in the fourth quarter for 2016. It faced tough competition from regional smartphone vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo as these brands grew more aggressive in global markets.

In 2020, Apple and Xiaomi were the only two smartphone vendors of the top five ranking to experience growth, Gartner said.

Huawei recorded the highest decline among the top five smartphone vendors which made it lose the number two position to Apple in 2020.

The impact of the ban on use of Google applications on Huawei’s smartphones was detrimental to Huawei’s performance in the year and negatively affected sales, said Gartner...


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