The iPhone 12 and Galaxy S20 FE kept the US smartphone market afloat within the ultimate quarter of 2020 and due to a new report we now have a extra detailed take a look at the efficiency of every model.
The iPhone’s US market share reached an all-time excessive in December
Counterpoint Analysis has revealed that US smartphone manufacturers bought, not shipped, a complete of 14.9 million gadgets in December. That’s in-line with December 2019, however there have been some huge adjustments to how these gross sales have been distributed.Apple drove the US smartphone phase in December and elevated its gross sales by nearly one-third because of robust iPhone 12 5G demand. That gave the iPhone a record market share of 64% within the ultimate month of 2020.
In December 2019, for reference, Apple’s well-liked iPhone lineup accounted for a decent 49% of US smartphone gross sales. Between January and September 2020, alternatively, Apple’s market share hovered round 45%.
Samsung continues to carry out nicely too
Samsung was the one different model that continued to carry out nicely on a year-on-year foundation within the US smartphone trade final quarter. It efficiently maintained its market share of 20% in December regardless of robust iPhone 12 demand.
Like Apple, Samsung’s share in November was an identical to its December outcome. However in October the South Korean model accounted for a extra spectacular 26% of complete US smartphone gross sales.
Premium smartphones are more and more well-liked within the US
The US smartphone market as an entire is more and more about so-called premium and ultra-premium gadgets. The previous contains all gadgets priced between $600-800 and the latter covers any merchandise priced above $800.
These classes accounted for nearly two-thirds of US smartphone gross sales in December and skilled mixed year-on-year progress of 54%, a shift that’s attributed to nice trade-in promotions at carriers and advertising round 5G.
That is excellent news for Samsung and Apple as a result of premium gadgets command a lot larger revenue margins, however the different seen pattern is unfavorable for nearly all different manufacturers.
However previously twelve months, extra US shoppers have shifted in the direction of both Apple or Samsung, leaving Motorola with a significantly smaller share and LG struggling to maintain its typical 10% slice.