Global smartphone shipments by vendor 2009-2020

This release gives some clue as to the early impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with vendors shipping 53.1 million fewer devices in the second quarter of 2020, than in the second quarter of 2019. The third quarter of 2020 showed positive signs overall, with total shipments coming close to the levels seen in the third quarter of 2019.

Global smartphone shipments by vendor

In the third quarter of 2020, Samsung reclaimed the crown of largest smartphone vendor in the world based on shipments, with over 80.4 million units shipped globally. This marks an impressive turnaround following consecutive quarters of declining shipments. Overall Samsung held a 22.7 percent share of the smartphone market in the third quarter of 2020. The company’s influence in the market peaked in the third quarter of 2013 when it was responsible for 32.5 percent of all smartphone shipments, shipping a total of 85 million units.

Apple was the fourth largest vendor of smartphones according to latest figures as it shipped around 41.6 million smartphone units in the second quarter of 2020. Quarterly sales of the iPhone peaked at the end of 2016 (Apple's 1Q17 financial quarter) with sales of over 78 million units.

Smartphone shipments by vendor worldwide from 4th quarter 2009 to 3rd quarter 2020

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

4th quarter 2009 to 3rd quarter 2020

Supplementary notes

* The source does not provide information for every quarter.

** The figures for Q3 2012 to Q3 2013 were taken from Nokia's interim reports.

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