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Smartphone sales are up, but not because of the phones you think

April 27, 2017


Samsung is back on top.

Even before the Galaxy S8 went on sale, the Korean electronics giant took back its place as the No. 1 smartphone maker, ahead of Apple, according to IDC’s quarterly report on smartphone market share. Samsung dominated the charts at 22.8 percent.

That was despite the disastrous setback of its worldwide Galaxy Note 7 recall, which saw the company pull roughly 3 million premium phones off the market. Cheaper Galaxy S7 phones, and affordable J- and A-series handsets sold well, which helped stop the gap.

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