Deja Vu: Report has Samsung and Apple once again finishing 1-2 in smartphone shipments for 2015

Deja Vu: Report has Samsung and Apple once again finishing 1-2 in smartphone shipments for 2015
A report published on Wednesday predicts that Samsung will wind up on top of the list of top smartphone manufacturers for 2015. The forecast, produced by Digitimes Research, has the company shipping 330 million units this year. With 230 million iPhones expected to be in transit during 2015, Apple is going to place second on the list. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung and Apple were ranked numbers one and two respectively, in smartphone shipments last year. Samsung shipped 317.2 million units in 2014, while at the same time Apple sent out 192.7 million iPhones.

Lenovo is the first of several Chinese manufacturers amongst the predicted top ten. Digitimes sees the company shipping 84 million smartphones this year after its acquisition of Motorola closed last year. LG will narrowly beat out Huawei for fourth place according to the forecast, by shipping 67 million handsets this year compared to the slightly larger than 65 million phones that will be sent out by Huawei. The remaining manufacturers in the top ten include Xiaomi, Microsoft, TCL Communication Technology, Coolpad and Oppo.

According to the report, the top ten Android manufacturers in 2015 based on shipping data, will be responsible for 70% of all Android handsets shipped this year.

source: Digitimes

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69 Comments

1. haphap

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

And Sony is nowhere to be seen.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

And HTC is still eating Sony's dust.

2. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

YES ! I knew it! Samsung is still the king, and will be forever.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Fanboy gonna fanboy. Blind gonna blind. Worship gonna worship.

14. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

And hater gonna hate.

22. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Apple. Finished it for you.

52. zoomtech

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

why ? apple is a god in technology

54. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I meant.... Haters gonna hate Apple. You know, like always.

67. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

actually, samsung is more a tech god than apple...is there anything apple that is in any other oem products? whereas there are alot of android oem parts inside apples mobile devices.

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There are lots of reasons to hate APple. Would you like me to list them? Apple has been openly dishonest, yet they get better press. For example. When the iPhone 4 was having issues, Steve Jobs tried to claim all devices have this issue. Yet in this own video you see a per Christmas wrapping their hand around the phone, while on the iPhone it just required covering a gap. Then they tried to pawn off the fix as an accessory when Apple never made any accessory for any device in their history as far as cases are concerned. Then with the iPhone 6+, even after engineers showed that the iPhone does have a weak point by the volume rocker, they openly denied the problem and refused to take back phones that had been bent. Next, they jack up the cost of the iPhone 6 models, yet they didnt change anything. Its the same CPU/GPU with a small speed bump, same cameras, with only the 6+ getting OIS, but its the same sensor as the 5S and they increased the size. Please explain how phone that still uses less than 1 pound of material upped in cost when it cost them the exact same amount of model to make as the previous model? Next they drop the 32GB model and kept the 16GB as entry? Yet iOS 8 takes up nearly 50% of the space and the devices dont even have any features and no carriers bloat. But everyone ripped Samsung about storage space, but not Apple. Then they fleece users for $100 to go from one size to another. FOr the money Apple has, they should be setting the standard. They shoudl offer only the 64GB and 128GB model period. Because they charge you $100 to go from 16GB to 64GB, when the retail price to do the same thing is less than 1/2 that. So yes for me, I HATE Apple for those reasons and they are good reasons. That an they continue to lock down the native features of hardware for no reason whatsoever. It's ok to have a closed OS, but what does that have to do with native capabilities. And you are foolish enough to allow them to dictate rules for ho YOU use a device when you are spending YOUR money. You have to be a complete and total idiot to pay a higher price for less. There are some exceptions to that rule. A Porsche is made with very refine materials and precision. It is an elegant automobile, though I am not saying what they cost is justified. But it is acceptable for what they give you and the service you receive. Apple simply charges what they want and gets away because you all are dumb. Only a fool would pay $749 for 2012 hardware, when you can go online and buy a phone with the same hardware that was sold in 2012 for 50% the cost, all because you want to feel accepted and loved by people and a company who could give to sh*ts about you. So yes keep on hating!

49. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Kruze just mad its not apple.

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haters gona hate, and stupidity is still a choice. Just saying.

9. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I'm going to give Supernova's post a thumb up.

11. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

+1 for you too, bro

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"I'll go after u until u get banned supergay just mark my words!!!" Do you really take the comments section of this Site that serious? SMDH if you do, that's sad.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I support tech, and people's right to voice their opinions.

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

+1 to you, Darkk. This homophobic idiot will be banned soon.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Supernova is a fanboy, and says some crazy stuff, but who's he disrespecting? If anything homophobic slurs should earn a ban. We all come here, and rep our fav OEM, heck I do that, but I'm not getting personal and disrespecting people. It's not that serious. +1 back atcha bro.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

Exactly. I don't give a f*ck what OEM you're representing. I'm here to talk about tech. I'm not here to be off-topic & offend people. If that dude was talking about a friend of mine like that in person (or even anyone in my vicinity), he would be on the brink of catching an ass whooping.

56. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

"Supernova is a fanboy, and says some crazy stuff" You must have hated me so much, bro. LoL

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't have time to harbor hatred on any level. I have too many real world priorities to be concerned with it.

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree 100% +100 However, there are some people here who do deserve to be openly disrespected though. :-)

74. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

+100 bro. totally agree.

13. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Seriously, I don't get why you hate me that much? Everyone has their own right to express their opinion. You sound like a gangster, dude. This is my last polite way to reply to you and I hope you will get better soon.

21. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Hotelman... You are Sick! Sick in your mind..

26. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Hotelman? ah have you had any bad experience with gay guy in a hotel, you prosti?

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

Every single reader that has green thumbed this guy should be ashamed. This is a tech website. It is not a place for you to promote your agenda against one person or peddle your homophobic garbage. I have yet to even see you post about tech once. You're the one who needs to be banned. Your bullying is disgusting. Their needs to be an age restriction on this website because you immature kids are just ruining it.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30688; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post of the day honors are your bro. Let's see how many green thumb your post. I'll start it.

31. g2a5b0e unregistered

there*

36. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

You are the most idiotic person I've came across too in PA. Friendsofsamsung, Timcook and Lgisgood is nowhere near. I requested a ban to the mods already.

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