The South Korean company had lost the top spot in the world rankings between April and June.
South Korean technology Samsung recovered the first place as the largest mobile phone manufacturer, held by Huawei, although the Chinese surprise Xiaomi that left Apple off the podium among the world’s largest cell phone companies.
Overall, during the third quarter of 2020, the global mobile phone market recorded a total of 353.6 million smartphones shipped, a 1.3 percent year-over-year decline, according to a study by the International Data Corporation. (IDC).
Between the months of April and June 2020, the Chinese company Huawei outperformed Samsung for the first time and became the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world.
However, in the third quarter of this year, South Koreans regained the top position after shipping 80.4 million smartphones, up 2.9 percent year-over-year.
Huawei now ranked second, with 51.9 million mobile phones shipped, and suffered a 22 percent drop year-over-year.
As for its market in China, it also suffered a drop of more than 15 percent, showing that the company continues to face challenges due to the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States.
For its part, the Chinese company Xiaomi outperforms for the first time to the American Apple, which recently launched the iPhone 12, ranking third globally after shipping 46.5 million mobile devices and having a 42 percent growth.
This growth is due to the strong profits it has received in India, which have represented 53 percent of the company’s profits during the third quarter of the year.
Apple is placed in fourth position, with 41.6 million shipments and a drop of 10.6 percent year-over-year, a figure that is mainly due to the delay of the launch of the new iPhone 12 series that was originally going to be in September.
By last, VIVO It ranks fifth in the global smartphone market, with 31.5 million units shipped, representing a year-on-year growth of 4.2 percent.