idc smartphone market grew marginally in q3 samsung had the most shipments

According to the latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide smartphone shipments grew by an estimated 0.8% during the July-September period. As a whole, the market saw 358.3 million shipments compared to the 355.6 million over a year ago and also grew by 8.1% compared to Q2 2019. The company confirms the observations of its colleagues that we are just past the first quarter with positive smartphone shipments growth in the past two years.

Taking a look at the top-five manufacturers, Samsung came out on top with 78.2 million shipments during the period which…