We usually speak here, from time to time, of the situation of the smartphone market in a global perspective; Sometimes, however, it is also interesting to analyze the movements of the market, which, for better or for worse, dictate the trends of mobile devices since their genesis. I speak, of course, of U.S and in relation to his homeland, Apple is doing very well, thank you.
Data from Strategy Analytics show that Ma managed, in the third quarter of 2017, to surpass its main competitor and conquer the leadership of the American market, with an estimated 12 million units shipped; The Samsung, in turn, sent 9.9 million units. Next we have, respectively, the LG, a ZTE and the Motorola the latter, incidentally, is seeing a revival It is quite interesting, almost doubling the number of devices shipped in the year-over-year comparison.
With the numbers, Apple had a 30.4% share of the US market, a slight drop compared to the same period last year, when it had 32.5%. Samsung, in turn, won 25.1% of the segment, rising slightly (24.2% in the third quarter of 2016). In general, the number of smartphones shipped in the USA suffered a slight drop compared to year-on-year, from 40.1 to 39.5 million units.
The data, of course, has very little influence from the newest bets of the companies: the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X, as well as the Galaxy Note8, were launched at the end of the third quarter so we will only be able to analyze their performance in the next period. Does anyone dare to bet how to be the scenario, then?