Research company Counterpoint Technology Market Research reported that smartphone output declined in the third quarter, while push-button phones, which had a smaller set of functions, on the contrary, grew. Smartphones were released 5% less than a year earlier. The largest decline - by 7% - was observed in Latin America. China has remained the leader in supplying smartphones, but its decline has been recorded for 5 quarters already. India ranked second, ahead of the United States. At the same time, shipments of push-button phones worldwide grew by 3% to 112 million units. In the Middle East and Africa, their growth was 32%. The countries of this region and India accounted for more than 70% of their total supplies to the world market.
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