Samsung is the largest smartphone maker in the world. This could change the end of the year: Apple is the top of the competition from South Korea. but in the long run Apple is expected to fall again.
Apple overtakes Samsung in the fourth quarter
Market analysts, according to Trend Force will be overtaken in the fourth quarter of the year Apple Samsung. Already last year was Apple in this period just ahead of Samsung. is forecast market share of 19.1 percent for Apple and 18.2 percent for Samsung. Far behind in third place Huawei will be located at 10.6 percent share of the global smartphone market. After that Oppo and Xiaomi follow with 7.2 percent and 6.5 percent.
The latest figures for the third quarter of 2017 still speak a very different language. Here Samsung is almost ten percent ahead of the competition from Apple and Huawei. But how can Apple catch up with? This is due to different release cycles. Apple launches new iPhone traditionally in the fall out while Samsung last spring released the Galaxy S8. Therefore, the important Christmas business plays more into the hands of Apple. This year, the iPhone X is likely to make an impact and refer Samsung in second place.
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Even iPhone 8 Plus sells well
Not only with the iPhone X, but also with the Plus version of the iPhone 8 Apple can probably boast excellent sales figures. According to a report by market researcher Canalys According to the iPhone 8 Plus sold even better than the little brother: 6.3 million units sold offset by 4.5 million. Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to the iPhone is off to 8 Plus "the best start of all Plus models".Start Photogallery(5 pictures)5 Reasons for the iPhone Plus 8 - and against the iPhone X
Soaring Apple probably temporary
So high it will go for Apple in the fourth quarter, so sure is the descent in the spring. A look at the recent sales figures show that the change of power will be limited in time. After Christmas sales Samsung is therefore able to ascend the throne in all likelihood again.
Source: Trend Force via MacRumors
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