Samsung with a record market share drop in Q3 thanks to the Note 7 recall
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 18, 2016, 2:42 AM
phone moved in Q3 - or about the share it commanded in 2009. Of course, it also ended up with 104% of the industry's profits, but that's another story altogether.That didn't go to Apple, if that's what you are thinking, as it's barely been two weeks that the new iPhones were on the market in Q3, and Apple also saw its market slice shrink 6% year-on-year. It ended up with 11.5% of the 373 million
Which phone makers increased their market share in Q3 then? Well, in the last few quarters it's been the Chinese brands Vivo, Oppo and Huawei making strides, and last quarter was no different. Huawei in particular is worth watching here, as it is encroaching on Apple's market share numbers, and it started pricing its high-ends and midrangers similar to what Apple or Samsung are charging, so they might soon grab a bigger slice of the industry profits, too, rather than shine only in market share increase.
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Interestingly, I was expecting Apple's sales to rise dramatically after Note 7 fiasco but that didn't happen. Interesting..... Anyway, nice to see to all other OEMs on list getting a bump in sales when the two big giants let the consumers down.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 2:58 AM 2
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As you can see, this was quarter 3 my dude. The iPhone was only on sale barely two weeks during that time. iPhone 7 numbers will be reflected in the fourth quarter. This seems to have to be reminded every year.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 12:39 PM 2
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Apple Samsung duopoly, only in USA. The rest of the world are pretty much dominated by Chinese manufacturer
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 3:18 AM 0
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With the way that Huawei and BBK are bringing the heat, I wouldn't be surprised if by this time next year we see a definite shift in power as far as the duopoly of Samsung and Apple are concerned. The Chinese OEM's are coming on strong, and I for one am excited to this. It will give the current duopoly a much needed kick in the bum, and provide more choices for the consumer (hardware-wise).
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 3:34 AM 3
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Oh no! They dropped from first place to...first place .
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 4:00 AM 5
I don't think you quite understand it, tedkord. The exploding Note 7 and Galaxy S7 is hurting them. QC is not Samsung's strong point here.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 5:26 AM 3
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People are getting sick when they are buying an expensive phone but got a crap one. So they go mid range with slighly lower performance but still manageable, and with best low price. If you're done, just switch to the next midrange, no need to commit with the device.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 4:27 AM 1
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Samsung will make a huge comeback in 2017. I can't wait for the next S-Pen mobile device.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 5:31 AM 1
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Agree Samsung will bring it big with the next note phone. But I would not be against trying one of the other android phones if they would only make a phone like the note with the pen. Right now Samsung is my go to phone but I am not locked into them.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 8:11 AM 0
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I hope you're right, this S7 Edge just isn't doing it for me. I really don't like it. On a side note, my refund for the Note 7 just came through. I have to ask Verizon for a check, so I can deposit it and pay off the Edge. They just stick it as a credit in my account, and won't let me just put it toward the new phone. How stupid is that?
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 12:12 PM 0
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Entirely expected considering the explosive volatility of the market a few weeks back.
posted on Nov 18, 2016, 8:52 AM 0
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