According to the most recent study from Counterpoint’s Q4 2017, the smartphone market did not grow as anticipated while Apple stayed the most lucrative brand, catching 86% of the total handset market gains.
“Apple climbed 1 per cent (YoY) despite all the iPhone X now being available for just two weeks in Q4 2017. The iPhone X created 21 percent of total industry earnings and 35% of total industry earnings throughout the quarter,” Research Analyst Karn Chauhan stated in an announcement.
“The talk of iPhone X is very likely to rise as it progresses farther into its life-cycle. Furthermore, the longer shelf life of iPhones guaranteed that Apple still has eight from top 10 smartphones, for example its three-year-old models, making the most gains when compared with present competing smartphones from different OEMs,” Chauhan informed.
The global smartphone market has reached its summit with more compact cycles and crucial smartphone OEMs are under pressure to book gains.
This has been driven by the greater combination of mid to luxury smartphones.
Essential Chinese gamers such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are currently seeking to scale the cost group, by minding their in-house production capacities and bringing innovation to their devices, he added.
IPhone X made 5 times greater profits than the joint gains of over 600 Android OEMs throughout Q4 2017.
Apple and Samsung flagship models direct in regard to gains compared to other OEMs. Huawei was the top brand among most of the Chinese manufacturers, with gain raising 59 percentage (YoY).
“Having a heightened mixture of flagship sales for crucial Oriental manufacturers, we expect gain share of Chinese gamers to increase in the coming quarters,” the report added.