Smartphone market challenges continue as shipments fall again

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Challenging conditions in the global smartphone market are showing no signs of easing (opens in new tab) anytime soon, according to reports from multiple analysts that suggest shipments fell once again during the second quarter of 2022.

IDC says shipments fell for the fourth consecutive quarter to 286 million units – a decline of 8.7% and about 3.5% lower than forecast. 

Meanwhile Counterpoint Research puts the decline at 9% and volumes at 295 million units.

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