According to a new report by IDC, Samsung has overtaken Huawei to once again become the world’s top smartphone maker. And Xiaomi has overtaken Apple for the first time to become third, with Vivo rounding up the top five.
The switch on the top isn’t particularly surprising, given the U.S. trade ban which prohibits American companies to do business with Huawei. IDC says Samsung shipped 80.4 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2020, capturing a 22.7 percent market share. Huawei shipped 51.9 million smartphones, representing a 14.7 percent share — a massive, 22 percent drop compared to the same period last year.