Samsung surpasses Apple in the US market for the first time in 3 years

Samsung sold the largest number of smartphones in the United States in the third quarter of this year, beating its rival Apple for the first time in three years, according to a report on Monday.

Samsung acquired about 33.7 percent of the smartphone market in the United States from July 1 to September 30, 2020, an increase of 6.7 percentage points over the previous year, according to the market research company (Strategy Analytics).

Apple ranked second with a share of 30.2 percent, followed by the South Korean smartphone maker (LG) with a share of 14.7 percent.

This is the first time since the second quarter of 2017 that Samsung topped the US smartphone market.

It is believed that the strong sales of mid-spec and budget smartphones, along with the launch of flagship devices such as: (Galaxy Note 20) and (Galaxy Z Fold 2) Galaxy Z Fold2, have strengthened Samsung’s presence in the United States.

Industry insiders said: The late launch of Apple’s iPhone 12 series may also have helped Samsung grow in the US, as Apple usually releases a new iPhone in September, but this year, the US tech giant has started selling New smartphones as of October.

Samsung was also the main seller in the global smartphone market in the third quarter of the year with a share of 21.9 percent, outperforming the two Chinese brands: Huawei with a share of 14.1 percent, and Xiaomi with a share of 12.7 percent. Apple had a market share of 11.9 percent of the global market in the third quarter.

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