Two smartphone manufacturers accounted for 73% of premium shipments globally in 2018


According to Counterpoint Research, a premium smartphone is one that wholesales for more than $400. And last year, Counterpoint says that Apple owned the largest market share in this segment of the smartphone industry with a 51% slice of the pie globally. Samsung, which ships a lot of mid-range models in certain regions, was next with 22% of the premium market in 2018. Huawei (10%), Oppo (6%) and OnePlus (2%) round out the top five.
Apple was on top in 2017 too, although it lost 12% of its market share year-over-year. Samsung’s premium market dropped 4.3% from 2017 …

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