It’s no secret that the U.S smartphone market is on a decline. With phones getting more and more expensive and the reason to upgrade seemingly disappearing in the latest models. We’re left with a 4% decrease over Q3 2018 according to Counterpoint REsearch report.
Counterpoint makes a point about the decrease though stating the following.
“Certainly, the handset OEM will be challenged keeping momentum without a 5G offering through H1 2020. However, the opening weeks of the iPhone 11 sales were higher than expected,” Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research, said in a statement.
The iPhone Pro Max had the highest demand during its opening week. This was trailed by the iPhone 11 Pro and the lonely iPhone 11 had by far the least demand during its opening weekend.
As for Android users to no surprise the Samsung Galaxy S10 remained the top seller within all the major US carriers. The sales though are on a steady decline. This is in part due to Samsung releasing new phones towards the beginning of the year where Apple releases them towards the end of the year.
“The A10 e, A20, and A50 sales have helped fill the gap. Many variants have launched replacing J-series devices. Checks show the Note 10 has had a softer launch this year than last year. The Note 10+ sales have been stronger than the Note 10 out the gate,” Fieldhack added.
Effectively we can sum it up as the U.S smartphone market is on a steady decline overall and outside of the momentary increase of a new phone release it will likely remain on a negative and slippery slope.