Samsung keeps its 30% share in smartphones, Apple shrinks in Q1

Samsung keeps its 30% share in smartphones, Apple shrinks in Q1
According to a new survey made by DRAMeXchange, which is a division of research company TrendForce, Samsung has managed to keep its almost 30% share in Q1 2013, but some of the other major players have seen their shares shrink a bit. Namely, Samsung's biggest rival, Apple, has failed to retain its 18.8% market share from Q1 2012, and has fallen to 15.3%.

Nokia and HTC are other companies who have found themselves having smaller shares in the beginning of this year, with Nokia down 0.9% and HTC down 0.4%. Sony and Lenovo seem to be among the few companies that have actually registered a growth. Sony, which recently launched its Xperia Z smartphone, has climbed all the way from 3.5% to... 3.8%, while Lenovo currently controls 3.9% of the market, up from 3.3% in 2012.

Although Apple is having a bit of a hard time right now, it's important to note that it doesn't seem to be losing the battle to Samsung, but to all the others who have managed to grow their businesses. What this means is that there's simply a decreased demand for Apple's current products. Will this ignite the innovative spirit at Cupertino? We guess we'll find out later this year.

source: DRAMeXchange via AndroidAuthority



1. FlushGordon unregistered

Keep the Apple good news coming...LOL


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Of tumbling shares©

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

iphonearena will jump on team android soon I bet

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Poor Apple, it is going down to the sinkhole! xP

3. oister85 unregistered

Yeah apple wont go down without a fight and also has an enormous strength of $

4. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I dont love apple but I need them to stay on top so android manufacturers can continue to give us much better hardware at a cheaper

15. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

That is so true. but a lot of dmb ass ppl don't understand the concept in it.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We understand perfectly, we don't want Apple to die. We want them to innovate, and stop stifling innovation of others, so we don't have the cost of hundreds of lawsuits built into our smartphone price tags.

22. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i don't think so. the lawsuits made samsung a better company. without them, we wouldn't have seen the galaxy s3 and galaxy s4. real samsung innovation started when apple complained. apple was able to prevent the sales of the s2 but not the S3 because it was already a different device with much better features despite the ugly look.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Go Android, Samsung ®FTW® And Apple going down south, tumbling! Hahahaha Lmfao™

16. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

The new galaxy Sfall is the NEXT BIG FLOP!! LOL

20. SleepingOz unregistered

keep dreaming dude.. =]

7. Aeires unregistered

Didn't expect to see Nokia slipping lower, they released a lot of phones but the results don't look promising. NTC, no surprise.

8. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

you would think apple would learn what the others are doing by now: Cheaper and better then the iphone. While apple continues to make the same phone over and over with marginally better hardware android manufactures upped it each and every year by an entire generation.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

good luck Sammy!

11. ideal_josh

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

And to think that the galaxy s4 wasn't even released and the iPhone5 was just released. Well that says it all Apple

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wow, this in the pre-Galaxy S4 quarter, which is very impressive, where Apple shrinks when they supposed to be selling many fresh iPads and iPhones.

13. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia's still #3 by volume (and this is smartphone-only), so quite good news. Expect to see them in the double-digits again soon, hopefully taking apple's place.

14. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Nokia dropped to 4.3%. Compared to last year, it really isn't good news. Good news from Sony and LG tho... LG is at least on the map now, Sony rose .3%. The year isn't over yet. The marketshare could change drastically by the end of this year. Too early for this report.

23. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

not really good news from sony. i thought they would at least overtake the chinese manufacturers because the xz was supposedly a hit. sony was once reported to be the 3rd best selling smartphone manufacturer in the third quarter last year. they need to do a better job in the next quarter.

17. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

My beloved RIM isn't even on the graph of 2013! :(

21. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013


19. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

poor apple... love it ^-^

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