Smartphone sales dropped for the first time ever in the last quarter of the year 2017

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Total smartphone shipments globally, about 408 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a new report released recently from the foundation for Gartner specializing in market research. This represents a decline by 5.6 percent compared with the fourth quarter of the year 2016 when it was shipped 432 million smart phone. It should be noted that this is the first decline in sales since it started the foundation Gartner keeps track of the status of the market in the year 2004.

According to the Director of research at the foundation Gartner, Mr. Anshul Gupta, it was explained that there are two factors that have led to a decrease in sales : the first factor is slowing down the rate of translation from Old smartphones to new phones because of the lack of phones, low-cost extremely, so consumers take the decision to buy a phone and classy and continue to use it for a long time before the upgrade. Added Mr. Anshul Gupta : ” moreover, while there is a high demand on quality, and networks of the fourth generation, cameras is possible, however, high expectations have weakened the sales of smart phones “.

Due to the tremendous success achieved by the two phones Galaxy S8 and +Galaxy S8, and calamities suffered by the phone iPhone X because of the price associated with the launch of late, it has returned the Samsung to the fore in terms of size and market share in the fourth quarter of 2017. Despite that, it has recorded all of the two companies decreased, and thus the winners of the actual two Huawei and Xiaomi increased their sales with the million and 13 million respectively.

While there were some challenges in the quarterly results, the overall results for the year 2017 more positive with the increase of smartphone sales globally grew by 2.7 percent, from 1.495 million units to 1.536 million units. And the five most popular in the market of smart phones still maintain its position so that the still Samsung in the lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, Oppo and Vivo, respectively.


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