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Samsung’s global smartphone market share reduced to just 10 percent in Q4 2014

According to a report from Strategy Analytics, a US based market research company, Samsung’s global smartphone market share reduced to just 10 percent during Q4 2014 in terms of units shipped, while Apple’s jumped to a staggering 48.9 percent during the same period. However, Samsung still had 17.2 percent market share in terms of revenue.

Samsung was ousted by Apple even in terms of annual market share as the Korean smartphone manufacturer sold 25.1 percent smartphones while its arch-rival sold 37.6 percent. Since the fourth quarter of 2011, it is the first time when Samsung’s global smartphone market share fell to such a low level. In 2013, Samsung managed to sell almost as many smartphones annually as Apple, but after released large-screen iPhones in Q4 2014, the gap between their market shares widened once again.

Meanwhile, LG was the third largest smartphone brand with a market share of 4.3 percent, followed by Huawei with 3.8 percent, Sony with 3.7 percent, and Xiaomi with 3.3 percent.

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manojmcn
manojmcn

Seems these guys are high on drugs and every now and then wake up just to copy paste news from other rumor mongers.
It’s a shame that the site who promised exclusive news doesn’t have anything new to offer than to copy the leaks that PhoneArena publishes, of course at a delay of 10 minutes 🙂

avenging
avenging

They obviously don’t check their facts too. This is smartphone revenue but sales. Samsung has been leading in sales for about 3 years in a row now

Sammysamsam1
Sammysamsam1

How could a samsung fan page get this kind of information wrong though??? :0 Hmmn Interesting!

j2001m
j2001m

Have they been taken over by Apple, pleas show your owner info sammobile

Tannet
Tannet

They’re drunk, conveniently mixing global and local (US) statistics.

Apple reported(…) just under 75 million smartphones shipped in Q4. We know that global total shipments of smartphones in Q4 exceeded 375 million. And we know that Samsung shipped around 75 million in that same quarter. How that can translate to 50% and 10% respectively, can only be described with magic.

Tannet
Tannet

PS: anyone paying attention should have already noticed that the last statements (regarding total market share over the years) is nonsense too. Samsung has been leading for years, up to practically doubling the share of Apple, instead of trailing.

lcmazza
lcmazza

Of course some random internet dude knows more about smartphone market share.
Obvious… They’re just drunk counting marketshare for a hundred billion industry. Duh