Galaxy S5 helps Samsung sell more LTE phones than Apple in Q2 2014

Galaxy S5 helps Samsung sell more LTE phones than Apple in Q2 2014
Released around the world in April, the Galaxy S5 reportedly helped Samsung grab a 32.2% share of the global LTE smartphone market in Q2 2014 (April - June). According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 28.6 million LTE-capable smartphones in the quarter, overtaking Apple as the world’s largest LTE smartphone vendor.

Apple was the leader in Q1, controlling 40.5% of the market, but its share fell to 31.9% this quarter - probably not just because Samsung released the Galaxy S5, but also because many customers are holding off from buying new iPhones as they’re waiting for the iPhone 6 to be launched (this should happen next month). 

Unlike Apple, which doesn’t have cheap iPhones, Samsung is selling lots off different LTE handsets. While devices like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 are expensive, smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Core Lite offer LTE for less than $300. Affordable LTE devices could help Samsung lure customers in emerging LTE markets - though competition from local manufacturers is now tougher than ever.

Far behind Samsung and Apple, LG grabbed a 5.2% share of the global LTE smartphone market in Q2. Combined, the three companies sold almost 70% of all the LTE-capable phones during the quarter.

source: Strategy Analytics via The Chosun Ilbo

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  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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