Samsung reclaims top smartphone maker by volume spot from Apple

Samsung reclaims top smartphone maker by volume spot from Apple
Strategy Analytics reports that Samsung Electronics has reclaimed its position as the world's top smartphone maker by volume from Apple during the first quarter of 2015. Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide and took a 24% market share in the quarter. This is a fair bit less than the 31% share Samsung had a year earlier, but it's more than Apple's 18% share.

Samsung's global performance has stabilized in this quarter, said SA executive Neil Mawston, which has helped the company re-establish its dominant position. Samsung's latest mobile products, the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge, have been enjoying tremendous success, with Samsung expecting to sell more than 70 million units of both. The company had to triple the production of Galaxy S6 edge smartphones to keep up with demand, and its launch even "coincided" with a sales decline of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 on Korean turf. Samsung has started 2015 with a bang and made us ever more curious about its 2nd quarter results.


source: Reuters

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46 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

Samsung deserve to be number .1. unlike apple ( sorry but the truth must be said )

7. seven7dust unregistered

Too bad their profits dropped 30% though looks like they are selling more midrange phones not flagships. Asp is very low half of Apple.

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Doesn't matter, they have million other things to drive profit from.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That plus they just released their flagship.

42. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

They may sell more phones. With 30% loss revenue from last year. Just plain sad. Sure you give away anything you can sell more phones. Days after release of Galexy S6 they were giving major cash back deals. Not a good sign. They rather say we sold the most but made the least. Lol.. Good business.

26. gaming64 unregistered

Stop it with this B.S. already.

28. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

why do they derseve? dont be baised results speak for them selves. by vol, samsung, by cash apple. both companies are doing great, and they should so.

31. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

So you would take sales over profits? I hope you don't manage your money!

35. iPhone5sLTE

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Is that why Samsung copied Apple's iPhone 6? With a non replaceable battery, and no storage expansion? Hmmm. and lets not forget the speakers and the whole body :)

36. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

40. HASHTAG unregistered

Are you really saying that Samsung copied Apple based off the memory and non-removable battery?

39. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What do you think who you are? Do you mean something?

2. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm just waiting for Nokia's grand return.. hue hue hue...

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Nokia returning with an android phone would be so cool. I could see it now a Nokia on my left hand and my iphone 7 on my right.

8. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

Nokia isn't returning...they officially denied the reports of returning to the smartphone market (although it would've been cool if they returned)

15. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Companies officially deny stuff all the time only to turn around and announce it a few months later.

3. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

well samsung is really great unlike any other companies they put latest technology in their smartphones and their marketing strategy are also good

4. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Coming up next? S6 mini? The sooner the better.

6. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

please nooo,i hate that mini thing,downgrade spec

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i think its good if they make s6edge mini with 4.5-4.7" screen, they may downgrade specs for mini, but please keep s6 camera there :D (and waterproof maybe? :-/)

18. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Screw the Mini, they're gonna downgrade the specs that's for sure. Sony is still the best with their Compact lineup.

27. gaming64 unregistered

Totally agree.

33. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

totally agree with Kruze,Sony still the best for high end Compact smartphone,no downgrade spec

9. fadijaouni

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Congratulations Samsung. That doesn't mean you should stop innovating (like Apple). Keep goin' P.S if you remove sd card expansion and the removable battery from the note 4 I'll freaking slater you, much love lol

10. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

i think Note 5 will be like S6,no SD card and removable battery,it's ok

22. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think note 5 will retain at least SD card slot.. Because note line is focused on productivity unlike S line which is for normal people who prefer looks and sleek form factor.... Note can't get thin because of S spen slot.. That might help too..

11. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Of course they are THE WORLD'S TOP SMARTPHONE MAKER. How many Samsung phone they release in a year?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What's your point?

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

So do you think that if Apple sells 100 models.. They ll sell 100 times more??With Samsung we have choice... S6 didn't cut it for me because of lack SD card but then s6 active is on the way.. Can you get that kind of choice with Apple..

25. gaming64 unregistered

At least I wouldn't be searching the whole Galaxy for a phone. On iPhones, I can still buy previous phone models which is still future proof for me.

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