Apple's iPhone 12 Outsold Samsung for the First Time in Five Years

Shipping 80 million units in Q4 of 2020.

By
Tech 
10,641 Hypes 4 Comments

Apple has managed to outsell Samsung with its latest iPhone model for the first time since 2016.

According to market research firm Gartner, the tech giant managed to ship a whopping 80 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2020, topping out any other smartphone maker in the period, including previous leader Samsung. While shipments increased by 14.9 percent in the quarter and 3.3 percent for the year for Apple, Samsung nonetheless managed to come out on top with full-year smartphone sales figures, even when it saw an annual decline of 14.6 percent.

While it acknowledged the iPhone 12’s contribution towards Apple’s recent success, Gartner also suggests that Samsung’s slower sales were largely caused by the higher price points of both its Galaxy S20 and Note 20 when they were first released. With the Galaxy S21 now offered at a more affordable price, Samsung should begin to see its sales figures returning.

On the other end of the spectrum, Chinese manufacturer Huawei has been suffering significantly following various sanctions imposed on it by the Trump administration, which include Google withdrawing access to Android and chip makers such as Qualcomm severing ties with the company. Sales plummeted by a staggering 45 percent in 2020, and 16.6 percent year-on-year in Q4 of that year.

Elsewhere in tech, VAIO has debuted the world’s first 3D-molded carbon fiber laptop.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Richard Mille Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Ferrari
Watches

Richard Mille Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Ferrari

Joining Ferrari’s design team for a range of limited timepieces.

eBay Unveils Ultimate Pokémon Shop in Celebration of the Franchise's 25th Anniversary
Gaming

eBay Unveils Ultimate Pokémon Shop in Celebration of the Franchise's 25th Anniversary

Fans can shop generations of Pokémon memorabilia, video games and TCGs.

Hyundai's All-Electric IONIQ 5 Looks to the Past to Inspire the Future
Automotive

Hyundai's All-Electric IONIQ 5 Looks to the Past to Inspire the Future

While it draws exterior visual cues from Hyundai’s first-ever car, it also features game-changing interior design.


Carlo Rivetti Speaks on the Stone Island and Moncler Deal: “Our Fans Have Nothing to Worry About”
Fashion 

Carlo Rivetti Speaks on the Stone Island and Moncler Deal: “Our Fans Have Nothing to Worry About”

In a rare interview, the creative director reflects on the sportswear stalwart’s acquisition.

Warby Parker x i am OTHER Collab Defies Expectations and Inspires Forward-Thinking
Fashion

Warby Parker x i am OTHER Collab Defies Expectations and Inspires Forward-Thinking

Launching February 23.

Virgil Abloh Launches Braun Venture with Off-White Alarm Clocks
Watches

Virgil Abloh Launches Braun Venture with Off-White Alarm Clocks

Orange and Blue limited edition alarm clocks are the first products in a new ongoing collaboration.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.