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  • Apple was the number one smartphone brand for Q4 2022, according to Canalys.
  • Samsung took the top spot for 2022 as a whole, though.

It seemed like a rather tough year for the global smartphone market in 2022, with several quarters resulting in major declines across the board. Now, tracking firm Canalys has dished out results for Q4 2022 and the full year.

Canalys reported that shipments declined by 17% in Q4 2022 alone and by 11% for the year. In fact, the firm said the Q4 drop was the worst performance for the smartphone market in over a decade.