Smartphone shipments hit a five year low in North America – TechCrunch

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TechCrunch—More dismal news from the smartphone number crunchers. New figures out of Canalys put the North American smartphone market at five year low for the first quarter of 2019. That’s

Samsung's market share surges as North American smartphone market reaches five-year low. Consulting firm Canalys has just published its calculations for the North American smartphone market in the first quarter of this year, and the news is pretty dire. Overall, the market has reached a five-year low, with total shipments of 36.4 million units. That's down 18% from Q1 of 2018, but it's not bad for all companies. Samsung, for example, has managed to grow its market share from 23.2% in the year-ago quarter to 29.3%, but because the market fell, that was accomplished with a sales...