Samsung and LG both gained share in Q4 2020, thanks to the new Galaxy S21 and Note 9 launch. Both brands experienced growth in prepaid channels, especially the J7 and J3 models. Overall, the smartphone market in the USA experienced a decline of 7% YoY, but Apple remains the market leader with 39% of the market share. Motorola gained 54% YoY during Q3 2018. Samsung and LG both grew their shipment shares with their new phones, primarily fueled by the LG K51, which was a hit across the postpaid and prepaid channels. Overall, the top four brands accounted for 90% of the market.
Google Pixel 6: Starting at $599, the Google Pixel 6 offers several flagship features, including a newly developed SoC and a 50-megapixel camera. This phone also boasts a large 4,612-mAh battery and a water-resistance rating of IP68. Its design is striking and offers plenty of features for its price. It is one of the most affordable flagship phones available in the market this year.
Samsung Galaxy S9: With an impressive 5,000-mAh battery and 10x optical zoom, the S21 Ultra is the top-selling smartphone in the US. Its camera is excellent and has a design that makes it seem much more expensive than it is. It is backed by HMD Global, which has an excellent track record for producing top-notch handsets at a low price. Furthermore, the new S9 Plus includes a well-judged update.