Samsung may be worried about the decline in the sales of its handsets, but if the latest IDC numbers are any indication, the South Korean manufacturer is going great. In Q1 2014, Samsung managed to sell more smartphones than all other major handset manufacturers combined. The manufacturer controlled 30.2 percent of the global smartphone market share and sold 85 million handsets in the first three months of 2014. Four other major manufacturers that included Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, and LG accounted for a combined market share of 29.4 percent, which is less than Samsung’s market share over the same period. IDC mentioned that all other manufacturers combined accounted for 40.5 percent of the market share, but these include all local as well as smaller handset vendors that do not pose a threat to Samsung.
During the same time last year, Samsung controlled a 31.9 percent market share and sold 69.7 million handsets. The South Korean manufacturer shared concerns over the slight decline in its market share, but in terms of overall handsets sold, Samsung is still doing better than all other vendors. With the Galaxy S5 estimated to beat the sales numbers of last year’s Galaxy S4, Samsung is poised to continue the momentum into the second quarter.