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Samsung sees 2.3% decline in Q2 market share

IDC has released its latest report on the state of the mobile industry for Q2 2015 which it then compares with the same time last year, it measures the number of units shipped and the manufacturer’s current overall market share. The report shows that overall the mobile industry saw an 11.6% year-over-year increase in Q2 2015 with over 337 million units being shipped by the end of the quarter.

Despite the fact that Samsung retains its position as the biggest smartphone vendor in the world the IDC registered a 2.3% decline in the company’s market share by the end of Q2 2015. The company’s overall marketshare declined from 24.8% in Q2 2014 to 21.7% in Q2 2015. A drop was also registered in shipment volumes with 73.2 million units for Q2 2015 as opposed to 74.9 million units during the same period last year. IDC says that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge arrived with mixed results as problems were compounded by supply shortages for the edge variant, all eyes are now on the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ to see if the handsets can improve Samsung’s fortunes in the next quarter.

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davidksims
davidksims

I was just talking to relative 30 minutes ago as he wants a Samsung Pervail(?) Although cheap and not for me, I know he MAY have 5 apps, send maybe 10 text per/day, and 3 – 4 phone calls a few minutes each? I have 100+ apps that I actually use, 30+ daily. I’m on all the social sites, 4 e-mail accounts, my IBM Manuals, all my word documents, excel spreadsheets, games, News, bank accounts, stocks…….Non-removable battery would be the death of me!!! He**, I blow the 2 batteries I got daily!! And I work in IT so I spend… Read more »

ThaiM
ThaiM

They’re about to lose a lot more once it’s 100% revealed that the Note 5 doesn’t have MicroSD. My entire family will jump ship and will seek another brand that does.

davidksims
davidksims

You are somewhat correct Kronicle, but the fact still remain that for the 1st time (or 3rd straight quarter) Samsung has lost market share and $$$. FACT! In today’s fast pace technology, Samsung is still at the top of the food chain, but there are other players with equal quality devices. And they can play “rope-a-dope” if they want, but remember blackberry/Nextel did that 10+ years ago and look where they are now? As a BES Admin back then, though I would never leave BB and the Treo 500 broke me away! Treo played “rope-a-dope” and they disappeared.

kronicle
kronicle

I think everyone but the haters realizes that still leaves Samsung with still owning a at least a 30% lead over closest competitor Apple in smartphone sales and as they say…… it over till it over. Every year we keep having to put up with Apple and their severely demented Tim Crook iBloviating Cult fans on how badly Apple is beating Samsung! ……well they are still #1 smartphone maker in the world and they alone are still taking the lion’s share of Android sales Worldwide! In the US that market share went up by 3% in the second largest smartphone… Read more »

davidksims
davidksims

I still have my Note 2 because 3 & 4 did not “move” me, but I have been waiting months for Note 5 to arrive. Weather I get one or not, with or without removable battery and slot for card, I have a feeling Samsung’s decline will continue if it does not have them both AND killer spec’s as plenty of phones in the market that do! JMO

kronicle
kronicle

Samsung is not only the #1 smartphone maker by a mile….. (this year still selling 100 million more phones than Apple… with all iPhone models)….. but they have the fastest most advanced memory, processors and best most energy efficient hardware chip fabrication process on the Planet! How is anyone going to beat that combination? They simply can’t…. because Samsung is the most massively diversified conglomerate on the planet. There is very little they don’t or can’t do themselves. And they don’t just have the DEEPEST POCKETS…. they are willing to spend it all too! …..unlike Apple’s single iphone product business… Read more »

mcbrain
mcbrain

Where are heeled commenting that Samsung hit the jackpot with the new design for S6? S6 (32) is 630 EUR now and not sold, Note 4 is 705 EUR and is sold. I am sure that those who buy Note 4 are “reluctant to new” to quote a commentator here.
But bad new for Samsung, LG G4 came 625EUR and G3 385EUR, so what are the chances of Note5? Little at starting price, considering what it offers. Global can not be that bad, but here the battle was already lost.

kronicle
kronicle

They don’t need to hit the Jackpot! ……because they are the Largest most diversified Global Conglomerate on the Planet! They simply are the whole “Kit and Caboodle” and their own best customer! ahahaha…. ……while half eaten bitten Apple is nothing more than a “Wantabee iTrinket Maker”!!! 😀 ……LG is big…. but they are no where SAMSUNG BIG!!! On Revenue…. because both are Korean Chaebols, they actually make Apple look like peons with them only doing well with iTrinket iPhones they supply the parts for. Note 5 as the first real phablet on the market, are still a Skyscraper (the Burj… Read more »

androiduk
androiduk

Well I and our family will account for some of their downturn as we decided not to upgrade to a phone without a removable battery and/or card slot. Although the 128GB and 64GB models eventually arrived here in the UK it was too late. I also disliked the region restrictions even on a “Sim Free Unlocked” phone. Looking at LG and will see what Oneplus has to offer next Monday when they launch the OnePlus 2 – was impressed with Oneplus One. Sorry Samsung, you’ll have to come up with something amazing to lure me back – I’m not bothered… Read more »

hot_spare
hot_spare

Wonderful.. So you want removeable battery and card slot, but you like OnePlus One. OnePlus One doesn;t have any of those.
Do you think people here are idiots?? Have you seen the infamous touch screen issues or battery drain problems?
Find someone else to talk such nonsense.

androiduk
androiduk

I didn’t claim that the OnePlus One had either – I just stated that I liked it. Yes, I have read about the issues affecting some users. Almost every device has problems at some time – a quick search will show that battery drain, crashing, lagging etc. are common problems across most devices at some stage. Samsung had thousands of devices fail due to “Sudden Death Syndrome” caused by faulty memory and even Apple had to give away free cases to get round connectivity problems. I didn’t think people here are idiots – but now I know of at least… Read more »

yathani
yathani

Here in the Middle East we have demand but no supply. The only shipment our samsung dealer received was on May. The 128gb S6 flat never saw the light here and the 64GB is sold our since June.

Go figure where is the problem.