Samsung loses smartphone market share to Apple in the US and to Xiaomi in China
posted by Florin T. / Jan 16, 2014, 4:37 PM
42% of all smartphone users in the US had an iPhone in Q4 2013, while 26% owned a Samsung handset. In the same quarter of 2012, 35% of users had Apple smartphones, and 22% were loyal to Samsung. In conclusion, Apple’s market share grew by 7%, while Samsung gained only 4%. It’s probably safe to assume that the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (both available since September) helped Apple a lot in the battle with Samsung.
According to Kantar Worldpanel, Samsung’s smartphone market share is also dwindling in China. Reportedly, Xiaomi dethroned Samsung in December 2013 as the most popular smartphone brand in China, helped by its affordable, yet well-equipped devices that are produced locally.
Naturally, Samsung is getting ready to retaliate with its Galaxy S5 flagship, which might be released globally in April. But we’ll probably have to wait until the third quarter of the year before seeing how the S5 fared.
sources: NPD Group, Kantar via TechCrunch
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yea but the US is the only country in the world that apple is beating Samsung in the smartphone market. so it does not really matter
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 4:41 PM 5
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Tell Samsung it doesn't matter. What doesn't matter, is you saying it doesn't matter, Samsung is a tech giant that wants it's devices in everyone's hands. You're just a PA whiner saying it does not really matter
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 4:48 PM 17
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Which is exactly my point, so losing any amount of market share matters to Samsung, no matter what country it is. He's saying only in the US, I guess he has no idea how big a market America is for Samsung. Some people simply need to think, and research before they post. One of the main reasons it matters to Samsung, is because it's apple. You don't wanna lose squat to your arch rival.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 5:00 PM 6
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Does it matter to you then? Strangely I am a bit happy to hear that Samsung is getting a lot of competition from XiaoMi. Though I primarily buy Samsung product. So you see being an Apple fan affect one's ability to think objectivity. How can a very profitable Apple translate to giving you better value as a customer?
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 5:41 PM 3
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It's time everyone should do well in America, not just Samsung and Apple: HTC,Sony, LG, Nokia, BB, Motorola, and other Oems....
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 6:31 PM 2
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So, you're saying the biggest market with the most financially stable citizens who purchase the most consumer products each year, doesn't matter? Have you seen what's happening on Black Friday? What company wouldn't want to see crowds fighting over their products like that? Go away.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 6:33 PM 1
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Your statement is incorrect. Apple is also beating Samsung in Japan. @1113douglas.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 8:14 PM 0
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When I was here before under a different user name, before my big breakdown where I withdrew from practically the whole world, I had, a couple of years ago, said that in time there would be an iPhone in the hands of three out of four Americans. We are slowly but steadily on our way there still.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 6:51 PM 0
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samsung will lose more market share if/when apple releases iphone with rumored 4.7" screen.
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 4:48 PM 8
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And apple will lose market share if samsung release the galaxy s5 with metallic body..
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 7:24 PM 6
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Hmmm... In the article, the writer says, "Unlike Apple and Samsung, all other smartphone makers lost market share in Q4 2013". But if you look at the chart, LG actually gained market share. So which isn't?
posted on Jan 16, 2014, 4:49 PM 7
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