Menu
Apple closes smartphone sales gap as Samsung loses market share

Apple closes smartphone sales gap as Samsung loses market share

“Over the holidays we expect record sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but we should not underestimate the Chinese vendors and local brands."

Samsung has lost market share to Apple as worldwide sales of smartphones to end users grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units during the third quarter of 2014.

According to latest Gartner findings, Cupertino closed the gap on its South Korean rivals, during a period which also saw mobile phones to end users remain flat.

“Sales of feature phones declined 25 percent in the third quarter of 2014 because the difference in price between feature phones and low-cost Android smartphones is reducing further,” says Roberta Cozza, research director, Gartner.

During the quarter, smartphones accounted for 66 percent of the total mobile phone market, and Gartner estimates that by 2018, nine out of 10 phones will be smartphones.

“Over the holidays we expect record sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but we should not underestimate the Chinese vendors and local brands,” adds Annette Zimmermann, research director, Gartner.

“Chinese players will continue to look at expanding in overseas emerging markets.

“In Europe prepaid country markets and attractive lost-cost LTE phones will also offer key opportunities for these brands.”

As a result, Gartner expects sales of smartphones to reach 1.2 billion units in 2014.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags GartnerAppleAndroidiosWindowssamsungLenovoHuawei

Featured

Slideshows

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 480 technology leaders in Auckland on 23 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, emerging entrants and innovative start-ups.

Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019: meet the winners
Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects

A Kumeu, Auckland, winery was the venue for a Malwarebytes event for partner and prospect MSPs - with some straight shooting on the side. The half-day getaway, which featured an archery competition, lunch and wine-tasting aimed at bringing Malwarebytes' local New Zealand and top and prospective MSP partners together to celebrate recent local successes, and discuss the current state of malware in New Zealand. This was also a unique opportunity for local MSPs to learn about how they can get the most out of Malwarebytes' MSP program and offering, as more Kiwi businesses are targeted by malware.

Malwarebytes shoots the breeze with channel, prospects
Show Comments