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Q2: Samsung Remains Top Smartphone Seller as Apple Comes In Second

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Despite an initial dip in sales, Samsung emerged as the top smartphone seller in the second quarter, while Apple and other Chinese companies also saw an increase. A quarterly survey by IDC shows the rise in demand and usage of the smartphone from 11.6 percent a year back to to 337.2 million units, recently.

“The overall growth of the smartphone market was not only driven by the success of premium flagship devices from Samsung, Apple, and others, but more importantly by the abundance of affordable handsets that continue to drive shipments in many key markets,” said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC.

Samsung ranks first, with a 21.7 percent market share, followed by Apple with 14.1 percent. In the third place we have China’s Huawei with an 8.9 percent market share, followed by Xiaomi (5.3 percent) and Lenovo + Motorola.(4.8 percent). The rest of the 42.5 percent market being captured by other vendors.

Vendor

2Q15 Shipment Volumes

2Q15 Market Share

2Q14 Shipment Volumes

2Q14 Market Share

Year-Over-Year Change

Samsung

73.2

21.7%

74.9

24.8%

-2.3%

Apple

47.5

14.1%

35.2

11.7%

34.9%

Huawei

29.9

8.9%

20.2

6.7%

48.1%

Xiaomi

17.9

5.3%

13.8

4.6%

29.4%

*Lenovo

16.2

4.8%

15.8

5.2%

2.4%

Others

152.5

45.2%

142.2

47.1%

7.3%

Total

337.2

100.0%

302.1

100.0%

11.6%

Lenovo + Motorola

16.2

4.8%

24.3

8.0%

-33.3%

With smartphone sales beating PC sales this year, the competition among smartphone brands are constantly rising. Will Samsung be able to keep up? Time will tell.

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Rishi Baruah
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27 comments
Rishabh Chandyok
Rishabh Chandyok

Note 4 but samsung face some issue in software update so I hate that thing.....

Rahul Sagar
Rahul Sagar

same thing android users will say about iphone.

Joshy Joy
Joshy Joy

But samsung's technonlogy was long away from apple . they cant even think about the perfection , technology and a strong OS which apple have . Apple Inc. users are always get great satisfaction which samsung users deos 'nt have .

Raman Kalsi
Raman Kalsi

According to my personal experience, htc is way too better :)

Jaskirat Singh
Jaskirat Singh

Samsung having a wide variety of phones struggling against one phone of Apple i.e iphone.....this is not a win for samsung

Zain Sherazi
Zain Sherazi

Bilal Ahmed \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

saale kabhi Motorola ka phone or Samsung ka koi bhi chutiya phone patak kar dekha sab se phale kise ki gaar sab se phale chud ti hai

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

Ye sab phone to bachan mai use karta tha abhi mai Moto X2 use kar rha hu tum hara phone lollipop 5.0.1 ke saath gaar maraye ga life time per mera phone Android M ke liye ready kyu ki Motorola a Google company

Ayush Kumar
Ayush Kumar

lol Anybody is not buying samsung then how it remains on top ? fake data :p

Atharv Yaduvanshi
Atharv Yaduvanshi

Bhaiya kaun sa phn use kare rahe ho Core ya Star because I personally using samsung since s3 then s4 then note 4 didn't have any issue till date..

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

40k ka phone 2 din baat 20k ka ho jaya hai saala na quality hai na koi tikau pen kab kharab ho jaye ise ka koi guarantee nhi

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

Samsung ek chutiya company hai or jo ise ka phone use karta hai wo khud chutiya bana chata hai ise liye wo Samsung ka phone use karta hai