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Samsung topped global smartphone sales in Q1 2015, renowned analyst says
By Asif S. /
57 mins ago
There have already been a number of reports from analytics firms like Strategy Analytics and TrendForce stating that Samsung has gained back its podium position in the global smartphone market, defeating Apple. Now, yet another report from a renowned analyst, Tomi Ahonen, confirms that Samsung was indeed the top smartphone brand during Q1 2015 in terms of sales.
According to the report, Samsung captured 24.3 percent of the global smartphone market during Q1 2015 with shipments of 82.8 million units, defeating Apple, which managed to capture 17.9 percent market share with sales of 61.6 million iPhones. Lenovo (5.5 percent) , Huawei (5.1 percent), and LG (4.5 percent) captured the third, fourth, and fifth positions respectively. Surprisingly, Microsoft (formerly Nokia) and Sony, which are one of the oldest players in the market, and considered as respectable smartphone brands, are nowhere in the list of top 10 global smartphone brands.
Posted by difenbaker
Samsung is well ahead of Apple in the smartphone wars
By Darren Allan, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Some new figures for smartphone sales have emerged, showing that Apple is not level with or outdoing Samsung any longer – in fact, it’s not even close now.
According to the figures from TomiAhonen Consulting (spotted by VR-Zone), which are for Q1 of 2015, Samsung is well in the lead at the top with a market share of 24.3 per cent, having shifted 82.8 million units in the quarter.
Apple is in second place on 61.6 million units, with a market share of 17.9 per cent.
Following Cupertino is Lenovo in third place, with the company having sold 18.7 million handsets for a 5.5 per cent market share. Huawei is close behind with 17.5 million shifted and a 5.1 per cent market share, followed by LG with 15.4 million and a 4.5 per cent share.
Xiaomi is not in third place, as some other analysts have said, but according to these figures it’s in sixth position with 15 million units sold, just behind LG by a smidge with a 4.4 per cent market share.
ZTE follows Xiaomi on 12.5 million units, having a 3.5 per cent slice of the smartphone market. Coolpad/Yulong, TCL/Alcatel, and Vivo round out the ten biggest players, with some notable absentees, namely Sony and Microsoft, having fallen out of the top 10.
So while Xiaomi might not be performing quite as impressively as others have indicated, Chinese smartphone vendors on the whole are certainly making great headway.
[ This Message was edited by: difenbaker on 2015-05-26 14:15 ]