Samsung regains top spot in global smartphone market in Q1

29 May, 2015

After losing the spot to Apple in the fourth quarter of 2014, Samsung is back on top as the leading smartphone maker in the world in Q1, 2015, according to a latest report from market research firm Gartner.

Samsung sold a total of 81.1 million smartphones in the quarter, compared to 60.1 million units sold by rival Apple. However, the South Korean company's market share dropped to 24.2% from 30.4% in the same quarter last year.

On the other hand Apple, which overtook Xiaomi to become the leading smartphone vendor in China in Q1, saw its market share rising to 17.9% from 15.3% in Q1, 2014. Lenovo, Huawei, and LG rounded up the top five with 5.9, 4.8, and 4.0% market share, respectively.

As for mobile operating systems, Android was at the top, followed by iOS, Windows, and BlackBerry. However, except iOS, all other OS' saw their market share declining.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-410387
  • 26 Jun 2015
  • v$B

As of the fourth quarter of 2014, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.29 billion and combined user adoption of 3G and 4G reached nearly 47%. Sales volume of smartphones in China arrived at 104.2 million units in the same quarter Visit: h...

  • math is stupid?
  • 25 Jun 2015
  • ME5

Apple Q4 2014 sold 74,5M units and Samsung sold 74,5M units Apple Q1 2015 sold 60,2M units, down from previous Q -20% Smsng Q1 2015 sold 81,1M units, up from previous Q +8,8% Still somehow most guys want to see these numbers great for App...

  • Houli
  • 31 May 2015
  • q{v

Samdung may have sold more phones in Q1 however of those sales how many of the Galaxy S6's were returned due to battery and performance issues?

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