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Smartphone shipments cap worst ever year with 5% fall in Q4 - IDC

Thursday 31 January 2019 | 10:00 CET | News
Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 4.9 percent year on year and the fifth straight quarter of decline, according to preliminary data from IDC. The result closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments, as global smartphone volumes declined 4.1 percent in 2018 with a total of 1.4 billion units shipped. IDC attributed the ongoing slowdown to a number of factors, including lengthening replacement cycles, increasing penetration levels in many large markets, political and economic uncertainty, combined with growing

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Companies: Apple / Huawei / Oppo / Samsung / Xiaomi
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