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Smartphone market is stabilizing in 2019

The global smartphone market fell by 4% year-on-year in the first quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, though the research firm said there was an improved outlook for the rest of the year, and in fact, the industry decline had moderated and the quarter saw the industry’s best performance for three quarters. In Q1, 330.4m units shipped in Q1. In a statement, director Linda Sui said: “Global smartphone shipments are finally showing signs of stabilizing, due to relatively improved demand in major markets like China. The outlook for later this year is improving.” Samsung remained the biggest smartphone vendor, although its market share was own while second-placed Huawei made big gains. Strategy Analytics’ Neil Mawston commented: “Huawei is closing in on…

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