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Samsung Becomes the Global Leader in Smartphone Shipment for Q1 2018

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Samsung Becomes the Global Leader in Smartphone Shipment for Q1 2018

Counterpoint, in their latest analytics, revealed that Samsung shipped the most smartphones in Q1 of 2018. With so many blunders and phones catching fire, Samsung still became the global leader in both smartphone and handset shipments for Q1 of 2018.

Samsung shipped the most smartphones in Q1 of 2018

In Smartphone market share, Samsung shipped around 78 million phones, i.e; 22% of the 360 million in three months beginning January.

On the other hand, Apple shipped 52.2 million iPhones and obtained 15% share and stood in the second position after Samsung. Huawei came third with 11% market share including its both Huawei and Honor branded smartphones.

Samsung Becomes the Global Leader in Smartphone Shipment for Q1 2018

If we consider individual markets, Samsung tied with Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo for 13% market share in Asia. However shockingly, in the Asian market, Apple stood the fifth position with market share of 12%. This is very surprising to know that even the Chinese smartphone brands overpassed Apple in this particular region.

However, in its home market of North America, Apple performed very well and acquired the market share of 40%. In the very same region, Samsung is second with 27%. However in Europe, again Samsung took the lead with 33% share whereas Apple came second with 20%.

Samsung Becomes the Global Leader in Smartphone Shipment for Q1 2018

 

Total global smartphone declined by 3% over the period of 12 months. Samsung’s shipments YoY declined by 3%, Apple’s grew by 3% however it had been Xiaomi that saw the enhancement this is certainly biggest – 101%. During Q1 of 2018, Xiaomi shipped 27m smartphones, in comparison to the 13.4m of this past year’s Q1.
Samsung Becomes the Global Leader in Smartphone Shipment for Q1 2018
When it comes to total feature phones shipments, Samsung attained 17% of the share however Apple stood second with 11%.

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