According to the latest research from +Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew a lackluster 2% annually to reach 435 million units in the second quarter of 2015.
+Huawei was the star performer, as it captured a record 7% marketshare and overtook +Microsoft to become the world’s third largest mobile phone vendor for the first time ever. +https://goo.gl/I2jbW4
Samsung is still the world’s largest smartphone seller in the second half of this year despite offensive from Chinese mobile phone makers, data showed last week.
Samsung sold 89 million smartphones and other mobile handsets in the April-June period, taking up 20.5% of the global market, according to the data compiled by industry tracker Strategy Analytics.
+Samsung’s second-quarter shipments fell 6.6% on-year, and its global market share was also down 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.
+Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Samsung dipped 7% annually and shipped 89.0 million mobile phones worldwide, capturing 20 percent marketshare in Q2 2015. Samsung has stabilized volumes in the high-end, but its lower-tier mobile phones continue to face intense competition from rivals such as Huawei in Asia. Apple grew 35% annually and shipped 47.5 million mobile phones for 11% worldwide marketshare in Q2 2015. Apple outperformed as consumers in China and elsewhere upgraded to bigger-screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.”
The China-based +Huawei Technologies, which sold 30.6 million units of handsets. The Chinese firm took the third spot by taking up 7% of the market, defeating U.S. Microsoft., which took up 6.4% of the market, for the first time.
+Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Huawei captured a record 7% marketshare worldwide in Q2 2015. Huawei is rising fast in all regions of the world, particularly China where its 4G models, such as the Mate7, are proving wildly popular. Huawei has finally overtaken Microsoft to become the world’s third largest mobile phone vendor for the first time ever.”
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Picture credit: Strategic Analytics
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