Analysts at Canalys posted their report concerning the smartphone market of Europe during the 3rd quarter of 2019. In the 3rd quarter, Europe saw a great increase in smartphone shipments of 8%, with Samsung continuing to dominate the Old Continent.
Samsung grabbed over a third of the market share, followed by Huawei that stagnated year-on-year, but increased shipments on quarterly level by 3 million. The third was Apple with a decline year-on-year, but, similar to Huawei, a 50% growth compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019 because of new iPhone models. On the fourth place is Xiaomi with an amazing 73% year-on-year growth and 10.5% market share.
The marker of Nokia smartphones, HMD Global was on number five, but with just 1.8% of market share. The European market is dominated by 4 big brands, and even the recent efforts by the BBK Group or Huawei’s geopolitical troubles didn’t change that.