Samsung pips Apple to regain top smartphone-maker crown

29 April, 2015
As per Strategy Analytics, Samsung captured 24% market share in Q1, 2015, while Apple claimed 18%.

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  • StealthTechz

Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015How is this news, in september apple will be top, then in april ... moreSamsung will likely have the highest market share for some time now. Apple peaked with the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6s better sell well or else Apple is in BIG trouble.

  • Aaron

Anonymous, 29 Apr 201590 percent of phones are plastic, so where you been all this tim... moreI see here it is Anonymous, only to criticize Samsung. And it does not matter, wisely or foolishly.
and what is bad for the body plastic ??? Why is it you feel bad ???
It is just better. And nature, SAMSUNG has broken the forefront of technology, and Apple never Will catch it , because Steve Jobs is dead ...

  • PKC

joe sHmoe, 29 Apr 2015Doesnt say which device was sold the most.And also why just 81 m... moreThat 70mn is for entire year of S6/S6E sales. This results are for Quarter one, where this duo not yet released.

The results will be different for Q2 of 2015 where we can see actually how much S6/S6E has sold/shipped.

  • Anonymous

How is this news, in september apple will be top, then in april samsung will be top, then in september apple will be top and so on and so on.

  • AnonD-389606

Anonymous, 29 Apr 201590 percent of phones are plastic, so where you been all this tim... moreThe keyword here being "crappy plastic"

  • Anonymous

they are still behind from a year ago.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-389606, 29 Apr 2015Hence proved Samsung's formula of saturating the market with mid... more90 percent of phones are plastic, so where you been all this time, look at Sony, they must recycle plastic cus they shove enough out there, low end and top range !

  • Srb

Still...Samsung is fighting for the crown with Apple that has 3 models/year to sell
and samsung 100 models

  • Anonymous

Samsung > Apple

  • yeah i said it

FreezeGame, 29 Apr 2015Great job. Truthfully, Samsung never really lost the crown. Bein... moreWell said

  • AnonD-58494

Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015Year-on-year, their market share collapsed from 31% to 24%. Worrying. why worrying? you have a share in samsung?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015Who cares???? It is about making good products and money, so ... moreThe other divisions of Samsung care, since Samsung mobile orders parts from its sister divisions.

The more smartphones Samsung sells, the greater the other Samsung divisions can benefit from economies of scale to lower production costs and increase profitability.
If you read the report, all the other divisions of Samsung are making significant YoY profit increases due to the high sales volumes of Samsung Mobile and their other customers.

Also, I don't see why you should care about a company's profitability unless you're a shareholder.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015Who cares???? It is about making good products and money, so ... moreyou cares ~!!

  • Anonymous

Who cares????

It is about making good products and money, so who is making the most $$...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 Apr 2015Year-on-year, their market share collapsed from 31% to 24%. Worrying. That's because other companies are selling more phone than they did last year.

In terms of absolute volume, Samsung's sales stayed flat.

  • Anonymous

Year-on-year, their market share collapsed from 31% to 24%. Worrying.

  • Gibby

AnonD-389606, 29 Apr 2015Hence proved Samsung's formula of saturating the market with mid... more... haters gonna... - aah what's the point!

Great job. Truthfully, Samsung never really lost the crown. Being outsold one quarter of 2014 doesn't remove the fact that Samsung dominated the entire year.

Samsung offers smartphones to cover all types of customers. Everyone doesn't care about high-end, metal devices. Some individuals just want a mid-range, functional device that fits their needs. Samsung gives them that.

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  • joe sHmoe

Doesnt say which device was sold the most.And also why just 81 mil? Wasn't there an article last week saying that the duo flagships were about to reach 70 mil?

  • AnonD-389606

Hence proved Samsung's formula of saturating the market with mid and low end crappy plastic handsets working!