Samsung sold almost twice as many phones as Apple in Q3, Gartner says

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Samsung sold 80.8 million, while Apple sold 40.6 million.

Apple dropped into the fourth position for global smartphone sales during the third quarter of 2020, according to an analyst firm. In a report Monday, Gartner reported that total sales of smartphones during the quarter worldwide reached 366 million — down almost 6% since last year as fewer people buy phones during the coronavirus pandemic.

Samsung sold 80.8 million phones in the third quarter, growing by 2.2% since last year. Huawei sold 51.8 million, down more than 20%, while fellow Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi sold 35% more phones compared to the same quarter last year. Xiaomi’s sales of 44.4 million smartphones pushed Apple out of the top three.