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Apple Watch continues to dominate smartwatch market, Samsung second

By Anton D. Nagy May 5, 2019, 2:00 am

Samsung is leading the smartphone market, with Huawei in second place followed by Apple. When it comes to tablets, Samsung is the third, trailing Apple and Huawei. According to a recent Counterpoint research, the Korean company is second in the smartwatch game, with the iPhone-maker and the Apple Watch being the most popular wearable device.

Global smartwatch shipments saw a 48 percent growth year-on-year, with Apple dominating 35.8 percent for the first quarter of 2019. The Samsung Galaxy Watch takes up 11 percent of global smartwatch shipments, with a 127 percent growth year-over-year.

Its success was due to the latest Galaxy watch series, which came with better battery life as well as a very traditional round clockface design — Lim Su-jeong, Counterpoint Research senior analyst

According to a Korea Herald Report, citing Yonhap News Agency, the third place, with 9.2 percent market share, belongs to a Chinese smartwatch maker called Imoo.

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