Global smartphone shipments declined 9.2% in Q1


Chandramouli Srinivasan

Smartphone Market:
TrendForce has complied a market report on worldwide market shipment that reflects a few things about smartphone market & shipment.

– Global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2015 (Jan-Feb-Mar) stood at 291.2 million units, down 9.2% compared to the last quarter of 2014. This means the market has shrunk in Q1. Primary reason quoted is slow down of smartphone sales in China. Is this an impact due to Chinese new year? or People waiting for newer phone to arrive?
The report also says that market will rebound in later half of 2nd quarter.

– The gap in market share between Samsung, the leader and Apple has grown to 7.9%. Apple has also shrunk its market share compare to Q4 (iPhone6 launched) by 3.3%. That brings the question if China and India are really helping Apple’s market share? Ofcourse, Apple will have a bigger revenue share.

– The gap is going to get wider in Q2 with Samsung Galaxy S6 due to which Samsung will ship over 80 million smartphone units in Q2 against Apple’s projection for 45 million smartphone to be shipped.

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