Police raid striking doctors' homes, offices, after deadline passes on return-to-work order
Yoon touts improved Japan ties on Independence Movement Day as gateway to 'new world'
DP leader Lee retains ticket to his constituency for April elections
Tensions loom as doctors plan mass rally in deepening clash over med school quota
Korean stocks benefit from Zuckerberg's Seoul visit
[Weekender] Car camping: How solo female campers enjoy outdoors
[EYE] A Buddhist temple where animal spirits find peace
NewJeans, Silica Gel win 3 prizes at KMAs; Beenzino nets album of the year
S. Korea's meat consumption exceeds rice intakes for 2nd year
South Korea publicly orders some doctors who walked off the job back to work
Samsung ranks 3rd in smartwatch market in Q3: reportBy Yonhap
Published : Dec. 10, 2020 - 09:30
Samsung accounted for 10 percent of the global smartwatch shipments in the July-September period, up 2 percentage points from a year earlier, and surpassed China's BBK Electronics Corp., which settled for a 7 percent share, to take the third position in the market, according to industry tracker Counterpoint Research.
"Since (Samsung) appeals to fewer premium consumers compared to Apple, demand from its base was weaker during the pandemic," said Lim Su-jeong, a senior analyst at Counterpoint Research.
"But it rebounded in the third quarter with the launch of the Galaxy Watch3. In terms of revenues, Samsung grew 59 percent year-on-year and is expecting good growth momentum now."
The Galaxy Watch3, which has a rotating control bezel, was launched in August.
Apple Inc. defended its top position in the third quarter with a market share of 28 percent, up 2 percentage points from a year earlier. During the third quarter, the U.S. tech titan launched its first mid-tier smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE.
"In terms of sales, Apple's position is even stronger," Lim added. "In the third quarter, it achieved $2.3 billion, nearly half of global smartwatch shipments and an 18 percent increase over the same period last year."
China's Huawei Technologies Co. was the runner-up in the third-quarter smartwatch market after its share increased to 15 percent from 10 percent a year earlier.
The global smartwatch shipments increased 6 percent on-year in the third quarter of the year, with the release of new models, Counterpoint Research said.
China became the largest market after edging out North America.
The Asian nation accounted for 30.2 percent of the global smartwatch shipments in the third quarter, slightly outnumbering North America's 29.9 percent. (Yonhap)
Tensions loom as doctors plan mass rally
Seoul's 1st spy satellite sends images of Pyongyang
Ex-PPP leader to run for seat in less conservative Hwaseong city