Analysts at CCS Insight estimated that by the end of the third quarter of this year, 481 million mobile phones were sold in the world, which is 1, 8% less than a year ago.
decline in sales is due to the saturation in developed markets, as well as a variety of problems in the developing regions.
smartphone sales while still grew by 5.1% to 352 million units. Accordingly, the mobile phone sales for the year fell by 17%.
the Samsung keeps leadership in the smartphone market, holding a share of 22%. The company has recorded a 10 percent decline in sales, realizing 76 million devices. At Apple smartphone sales fell for a third consecutive quarter. Kupertintsy a quarter put on the market by 5% fewer smartphones than a year earlier. In the current quarter, analysts expect a slight increase in annual terms, due to the launch of new models.
Huawei, in contrast to the more well-known competitors, has managed to increase sales by 23%, taking about 10% of the market. The company does not abandon plans to take the second place in the next two years.
At the end of the current quarter, according to a source in the world will be sold about 412 million smartphones, an increase of 6.7%. The mobile phone market as a whole will shrink by 1.3% in 2016.