Samsung Mobile Sales Shrinking
Samsung was still the No 1 producer with 21.7 percent of smartphone sales claimed in Q2, IDC said. But that was down from a 24.8 percent share in the same quarter last year – and Samsung was the only vendor to see its share slip year over year.
This is partly to blame on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models, which arrived in “limited supply” and with “mixed results”, IDC says.
Apple meanwhile sold 47.5 million iPhones during Q2, up 34.9 percent and claiming 14.1 percent of the market.
Chinese maker Huawei also had a good three months, seeing its market share grow by almost 50 percent year over year to 8.9 percent.