Samsung became world’s largest smartphone maker

Samsung became world’s largest smartphone maker leaving Apple behind in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest report from Wireless Strategy Analytics.
According to the report, global smartphone shipments grew 21 percent annually to reach 345 million units in the first quarter of 2015.
Samsung overtook Apple to recapture first position as the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume.

Samsung-leads-over-apple-in-2015

Samsung-leads-over-apple-in-2015

Global smartphone shipments grew 21 percent annually from 285.0 million units in Q1 2014 to a 345.0 million in Q1 2015.
SAMSUNG shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide and captured 24 percent marketshare where as APPLE has recorded shipment of 61.2 million smartphones worldwide and captured 18 percent marketshare in Q1 2015.
Lenovo-Motorola is holding the third position by shipping 5 per cent of devices in Q1 2015.
Below images show some of the figures comparing the data from last year Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 results.

number of units sold globally in Q1 2015

Report shows number of units sold globally in Q1 2015

Market share held by smartphone vendors

Market share held by smartphone vendors

It is obviously clear that Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge has been sold more than expected and made Samsung as the market leader in smarthone business once again.

Neil Mawston, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, said:

“Samsung continued to face challenges in Asia and elsewhere, but its global performance has stabilized sufficiently well this quarter to overtake Apple and recapture first position as the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume.”

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