Apple tops UK smartphone market in Q3, Samsung close second

Himanshu, 23 November 2017

According to market research firm Counterpoint, Apple is the top smartphone player in the UK. The stats shared by the firm reveal the Cupertino based company had a market share of 34.4% in the country in Q3.

Samsung followed closely with a 34% slice, while Chinese manufacturer Huawei came in third with 13% of the market. Alcatel and Motorola rounded up the top five with 4% and 3% shares, respectively.

"Like we see in the US market, Apple & Samsung together control more than two thirds of the UK smartphone market in sales volumes and more than 80% in sales value," the report says.

As for best selling smartphones, the Apple iPhone 7 topped the charts with 15% of the sales. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ followed with 9% and 6% share, respectively.

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