Worldwide smartphone shipments (note: not sales...) fell for the first time ever, from 324 million units in Q1 2015 to 321 million units in Q1 2016, says Canalys.
Although Huawei and Oppo saw growth, with Xiaomi basically static, both the major smartphone vendors posted declines in shipments, with Apple the worst hit.
Excluding Apple and Samsung, smartphone shipments were +5%, despite some of the big international brands outside the top five also faring badly.
LG, Lenovo and TCL-Alcatel all posted significant declines, while Sony saw a massive fall, by around 57%.
Why? Canalys puts forward the following reasons:
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