Market research firm Strategy Analytics has released their latest analysis of smartphone sales around the world and for the most part, Samsung is likely pleased with the results. According to the numbers that were compiled, Samsung ranked first in terms of sales for the third quarter in five regions. The one point of frustration for Samsung will be the inability to capture the lead in the North American market as Apple continues to hold the top spot. Read more
New analysis, including a look at the numbers by research company Canalys, indicates Huawei has jumped ahead of Xiaomi as the number 1 smartphone manufacturer in China. The two companies have been trading the top spot for some time now. According to the sales and market share numbers that were analyzed, Huawei reportedly saw shipments grow 81% year over year for the third quarter of 2015. At the same time, Xiaomi saw their shipments decline. Read more
Selling good smartphones at an affordable price point is becoming more and more common among Chinese manufactures. Many in which are making a name for themselves. By selling a smartphone at a lower price point and still managing to compete with high-end rival brands, why not buy it?
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 doesn’t look it’s moving the needle in a positive direction for the company, as the latest market share numbers show Samsung’s global dominance continuing to slip to Apple and cheaper Chinese OEMs.
In Q2 of 2014, Samsung held 26.2% of the global market, more than doubling Apple’s market share. This year, Apple has steadily increased their market share to nearly 15% while smaller vendors like Huawei and Xiaomi have scooped up more of the low end, leaving Samsung with just 21.9% market share. That’s over a 5% drop from a year ago, which is pretty substantial. Read more
Smartphone sales saw a sizable growth during the first quarter of 2015, which Gartner says is due to an increase of smartphone sales in emerging markets. This makes sense, since smartphone sales have somewhat slowed down in the bigger markets, so many companies are attacking the smaller areas where not everyone has a smartphone already.
Emerging markets saw a roughly 40% increase during Q1, helping smartphones reach sales of 336 million units. Key regions included Eastern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Asian/Pacific market. Read more
comScore has released their latest 3-month market share numbers for the U.S. smartphone market and the results are a bit disappointing for Google Android and Samsung. Although Android continued to retain its position as the #1 smartphone platform in the U.S., the share of Android subscribers dipped 0.7% compared to December 2014, largely due to a slide by Samsung. Read more