Global Q1 2019 market reports highlight Samsung and Apple’s struggles, Huawei’s incredible growth

While foldable designs and 5G connectivity are widely expected to eventually bring back growth to the stagnant smartphone market, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to hear the industry’s major players haven’t done enough during 2019’s first quarter to stop last year’s bleeding. Overall global shipments were down in the January – March timeframe from the same period of 2018, according to both Strategy Analytics and the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Curiously, the two research firms can’t seem to agree on the extent of the market’s Q1 decline, as one estimation puts sales …

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