As is the case every three months, IDC (International Data Corporation) releases quarterly figures for top smartphone manufacturers in the world (along with some additional info). IDC is back with it’s numbers for Q3 2016 and all one can say is that the Galaxy Note 7 did indeed damage Samsung a lot. It had a serious impact on the company’s profits in the third quarter of this year, as Samsung managed to produce the worst results in the last 8 years.
But still, that wasn’t enough to bring Samsung down from the number one spot. Although, it previously out-shipped the next two smartphone makers — Apple and Huawei — combined, that lead did not hold this time around. Because of the iPhone 7 doing well, and the Note 7 not, Apple has closed in on the gap a whole lot. That doesn’t necessarily mean Apple’s declining iPhone sales have started showing signs of recovery though because Huawei, is now closer than ever to Apple.
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