Samsung increases lead over Apple

Global smartphone sales hit 250.2m in Q3

Smartphone sales increased by 45.8 per cent in Q3, with Lenovo moving up to the No. 3 vendor for the first time.

According to Gartner’s latest report, smartphone sales to end users reached 250.2 million units.

Samsung increased its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market with 32.1 per cent market share. Apple managed 12.1 per cent.

Lenovo’s sales of smartphones grew to 12.9 million units, up 84.5 per cent year-on-year, putting the firm in third place with 5.1 per cent of the market.

IDC recently reported Google’s Android operating system now accounts for over 80 per cent of the market.

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