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Apple becomes top smartphone vendor in Q4 - Gartner

Thursday 16 February 2017 | 11:38 CET | News
Global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter grew 7 percent from the year before to 432 million units, with Apple jumping ahead of Samsung as top vendor, according to the latest report from Gartner. For the full year, 1.5 billion units were sold, up 5 percent from the year earlier.m The researcher noted that this was the second quarter Samsung delivered lower quarterly smartphone sales and that Apple has not been in the lead since Q4 2014. The vendor benefitted from weakened demand for Samsung smartphones in mature markets worldwide while Samsung faced steeper competition in the mid-tier and

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / BlackBerry / Huawei / Oppo / Samsung
Countries: World
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