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Samsung phones outperform iPhones globally at the moment

Samsung phones outperform iPhones globally at the moment

There's the iPhone 15 Pro Max on the left, made of titanium, and the Galaxy S24 Ultra on the right, also made of titanium.
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Latest charts from analysts at IDC Samsung regained the top spot in the global smartphone charts for the first quarter of the year, causing Apple to fall to second place. It was Apple Dominant Charts for a brief second. But now, Samsung holds the lead with 20.8% of global smartphone shipments in the first quarter, compared to Apple's 17.3%.

Apple's sales have declined by approximately ten percent since the beginning of the year. This may be due to the faltering economy iPhone sales decline In China. It's also possible that the iPhone isn't as exciting as AI-powered Android devices and foldable smartphones. the iPhone 15 And iPhone 15 Pro Delivering the polished Apple experience, but overall, they're missing some of that gravity Which the rest of the world's smartphone users seem to be attracted to.

These years Galaxy S24 series The launch included exclusive features for early buyers on behalf of Google. If you want to be among the first to try Research circleyou can trade in your old Samsung device for New phone for instant access. I have since followed up with other devices Galaxy AI updatesbut early exclusivity strengthened the brand.

There's also the fact that the rest of the world isn't as binary as the North American smartphone market. Not only are there two dominant players, but there's a whole host of offerings that look like a better deal than Apple's closed hardware. The IDC menu appears Xiaomia brand not even sold in the United States, remains firmly in third place, followed by Transsion, which manufactures Techno devices.

OPPOthe company behind OnePlus smartphones And Smart watches, and also remains in the top five. I'm curious to see if OnePlus' strong releases over the past few years have helped oppo maintain its position at the top of the list. Oppo was among the first overseas phone manufacturers to adopt this technology Foldable form factor.

Rumors are circulating that the iPhone could give the Android platform more money later this year. Leaks already point to iPhone 16 Being full of Samsung-like flair with Cupertino's take on AI. And with Apple present More lenient with reformsa secondary market could flourish to help dethrone some of Android's budget mainstays.

Want more Gizmodo picks for consumer electronics? Check out our guides to Best phones, Best laptops, The best TVsAnd Best headphones. If you want to learn about the next big thing, check out our guide to Everything we know about the iPhone 16.

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