Samsung smartphone share dips to 21.9% in Q2 2015 from 26.2%

Gartner report on smartphone sales in Q2 2015

Smartphone market share of Samsung dipped to 21.9 percent in Q2 2015 from 26.2 percent in Q2 2014, said Gartner.

Apple increased its smartphone market share to 14.6 percent from 12.2 percent.

The smartphone share of Huawei rose to 7.8 percent from 6.1 percent.

Lenovo-Motorola share dropped to 5 percent from 6.6 percent.

Xiaomi grew its smartphone share to 4.9 percent from 4.3 percent.

Gartner said smartphones sales increased 13.5 percent to 330 million units.

Demand for lower-cost 3G and 4G smartphones continued to drive growth in emerging markets.

Smartphone sales in China fell 4 percent. China represents 30 percent of total sales of smartphones in the second quarter of 2015.

Smartphone vendors

Despite the launch of new S6 models, Samsung lost 4.3 percentage points in market share and declined 5.3 percent in unit sales in the second quarter of 2015.

Huawei recorded the highest sales growth rate of 46.3 percent, thanks to strong overseas sales and 4G smartphone sales in China.

Apple iPhone sales increased 36 percent, which helped Apple gain 2.4 percentage points in market share. iPhone sales in China grew 68 percent to 11.9 million units.

Gartner report on phone sales in Q2 2015

Sale of mobile phone to end users increased 0.4 percent to 446 million units in Q2 2015. Huawei, ZTE, TCL Communication and Micromax, benefited from high demand in emerging markets, while vendors such as Sony, Samsung and HTC struggled to achieve growth at the high end of the market.

Micromax, the 10th top brand globally, has increased its global phone market share to 2.2 percent from 1.9 percent during the period.

Baburajan K
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