Samsung Reclaims Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor [Chart]

Samsung Reclaims Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor [Chart]

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Samsung reclaimed its title as the world's largest smartphone vendor in Q1 2015, reports Strategy Analytics.

Samsung's smartphone shipments grew 21% annually to reach 345 million units in the first quarter of this year, overtaking Apple by volume.

Global smartphone shipments grew 21 percent annually from 285.0 million units in Q1 2014 to a 345.0 million in Q1 2015. Global smartphone growth on an annualized basis has slowed slightly from 33 percent to 21 percent during the past year, due to increasing penetration maturity in major markets of the US, Europe and China.

Samsung shipped 83.2 million smartphones and captured 24% marketshare in Q1, down from 31% a year ago. Apple shipped 61.2 million smartphones and captured 18% marketshare in the quarter, up from 15% from a year ago.

While Samsung's shipments are up, it's profits are down. The company recently announced quarterly earnings of about $44 billion, down 12% from a year ago, and operating profit of $5.6 billion down 30% from a year ago.

Apple just announced record earnings for its quarter of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion. That's 27% revenue growth and 40% EPS growth year-over-year.

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Samsung Reclaims Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor [Chart]

Samsung Reclaims Title of World's Largest Smartphone Vendor [Chart]
boredumb - May 4, 2015 at 5:20pm
seriously, who cares? remember when Nokia was the number one smartphone vendor with huge margins and over a dozen phones in their line up? or howabout when Motorola was king with half a dozen flip phone models out? where are they now? all you wanna hope is they all sell a whack of phones so that then r&d keeps up and new phone changes annually.
boredumb - May 4, 2015 at 5:22pm
shoulda said "Nokia was the number one phone vendor", not smartphone. oops. carry on.
Zzz - April 29, 2015 at 11:14pm
Haha funny how iphone owners are so happy that Apple are making such big profits, better than Samsung but what you dumbfucks don't realise is that it is your money that Apple has stollen from you. I've never seen people so happy after being ripped off. Do you still laugh when someone robs you on the street?
up yours - April 30, 2015 at 2:34am
HAHAHA funny how people have the money to buy Apple products while you only have time to write this post dimwit asswipe. i guess your mom was a whore that's why you're dumb and poor.
Ynona - April 29, 2015 at 10:22pm
Now let's see the actual profit :)
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