Samsung continues to lead the global smartphone market with 80.8 million units shipped in the third quarter, with a 22 percent market share, according to a report released today by market research firm Gartner.
Among the top five handset makers, only Samsung and Xiaomi saw an increase in shipments, up 2.2 percent and 34.9 percent, respectively.
With the strong gains, Xiaomi overtook Apple for third place in third-quarter phone shipments. Huawei, on the other hand, retained its second-place position.
Worldwide smartphone shipments in the third quarter of this year were 366 million units, down 5.7 percent year-on-year.
Although smartphone shipments in the third quarter were still on a downward trend, there was a marked improvement compared to the first half of the year.
In the first half of the year, smartphone sales declined 20 percent year-on-year as the neo-crown virus outbreak affected consumer confidence and industry spending.
Samsung shipped 80.82 million smartphones in the third quarter, with a 22 percent market share.
Huawei shipped 51.83 million units, with a 14.4 percent market share.
Xiaomi shipped 44.41 million units, with a market share of 12.1 percent.
Apple shipped 40.6 million units, with a market share of 11.1 percent.
OPPO shipped 29.89 million units, with a market share of 8.2 percent.
If traditional feature phones are included, overall cell phone shipments worldwide were 401 million units in the third quarter, down 8.7 percent year-on-year.