Samsung has again managed to take a bigger slice of the smartphone market than Apple in the second quarter of 2015. IDC reports that Samsung keeps its first quarter trophy by taking in 21.7 percent of the global smartphone market share, compared to Apple’s 14.1 percent. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
In total, smartphone vendors shipped 337.2 million units last quarter, a gain of 11.6 percent from the 302.1 million units shipped in 2014’s second quarter. Samsung shipped a total of 73.2 million units, as compared to 47.5 million of Apple in the last quarter. Even though Samsung has regained the top spot, if we compare it with the numbers from the same period last year, it tells a different story. Also Read - Upcoming phone launches to expect in August 2021: Redmi 10, iQOO 8, Realme GT, Samsung Galaxy A52s, more
While Apple comes in second, when compared to the second quarter of 2014, it has made significant progress. Apple shipped only 35.2 million (11.7 market share) handsets in Q2 2014, but this year the number has risen to 47.5 million (14.1 percent market share). Also Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformation
Samsung, on the other hand, came on top, but the sales dropped when compared to its own figures in the second quarter last year. The 73.2 million last quarter were actually down from the same quarter in 2014 when the Korean smartphone maker shipped 74.9 million smartphones, and grabbed 24.8 percent market share. In any case, Samsung’s overall shipment numbers are still higher than Apple’s.
In the final quarter of 2014, Apple had taken over Samsung for the top spot in market share. However, Samsung quickly took back the spot in first quarter and seems to keep it to itself in the second quarter as well. The release of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge across regions boosted sales for the company. The report states that even Samsung’s old models helped in sales as a result of price cuts and cheap discounts.
Chinese vendors Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo followed in the top five global smartphone sales list, mainly due to the influx of their affordable smartphones in various markets.