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Global smartphone market down 6% in 3Q of 2021

1 month ago   |   By Android Community

Despite several industries starting to bounce back this year, the smartphone industry found itself losing ground this third quarter of 2021. Shipments shrank 6% from July-August of this year and the culprit is not the pandemic this time, although it may still be connected to it. Apparently, the chipset shortage is truly upon us. And...
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Apple just took a huge step forward in smartphone sales

Apple just took a huge step forward in smartphone sales

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

Early demand for the iPhone 13 saw Apple regain second place in the global smartphone market, however the ongoing shortage of components is finally having an impact on sales. According to new figures from Canalys, Apple increased its share from 12% to 15% year-on year, while Xiaomi's remained static at 14%. Samsung , the long-term market leader, also witnessed minimal change in terms of share at 23%. However overall volumes fell by 6% as vendors struggled to meet demand. Several industries, not just the mobile sector, are grappling with a scarcity of key components such as chips caused by...
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Smartphone Shipments Down 6% As Chip Shortage Hits Hard

Smartphone Shipments Down 6% As Chip Shortage Hits Hard

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

According to market research firm Canalys, smartphone shipments in the third quarter this year are down six percent when compared to the same period last year. The ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage is to blame for this slowdown. The report says that smartphone vendors are trying hard to maximize the production of devices. But the “chipset famine has truly arrived,” and the effects of it are now starting to show up in quarterly shipment figures.
Canalys does not expect this chip shortage problem to ease until “well into 2022”. So the shipment figures could look worse in subsequent...
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