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Samsung accounts for 22 pct of world's market for premium smartphones

All News 11:03 December 31, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. took up 22 percent of the world's market for premium smartphones in the third quarter of 2018, data showed Monday, with China's Huawei Technologies Co. taking up more than 10 percent for the first time.

According to industry tracker Counterpoint Research, Huawei's market share stood at 12 percent for smartphones with a price tag of US$400 and above in the July-September period. U.S. giant Apple Inc. topped the list at 47 percent.

Other Chinese firms followed, with Vivo and Oppo each accounting for 5 percent. Xiaomi took up 3 percent over the cited period.

In the $400 to $600 price range, Samsung led the market with a share of 25 percent, while Apple took up 21 percent. Huawei accounted for 17 percent.

From $600 to $800, Apple and Samsung posted a share of 61 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

As for smartphones priced $800 and higher, Apple accounted for 79 percent of all sales, Counterpoint data showed.

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