Samsung retakes top spot in Q1 as usual, but it has reason to be very worried

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Samsung was the top global smartphone brand for Q1 2023, according to a new market report.
The company typically retakes the top spot from Apple in Q1 each year.
The gap between Samsung and Apple in this quarter is much closer than before, though.

The global smartphone market endured a tough time in 2022, and it looks like this performance is continuing in Q1 2023.

Tracking firm Canalys published its global smartphone market report for Q1 2023, finding that the market was down 12% compared to a year ago. The firm noted that this was the fifth consecutive decline for the global market.