Samsung has been the dominant brand in its how company of South Korea for some time, although according to a recent report, Apple is gaining ground on them in the country.
Apple has recently seen an increase in it market share in South Korea after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the company ended up with 33 percent of the smartphone market in November.
Before the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea, Apple’s share of the smartphone market there was around 15 percent, so it has more than doubled with the launch of these new devices.
“No foreign brand has gone beyond the 20% market share mark in the history of Korea’s smartphone industry,” said Tom Kang, research director for mobile devices at Counterpoint. “It has always been dominated by the global smartphone leader, Samsung. But iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made a difference here, denting the competition’s phablet sales.”
Apple has also seen increased share of the market in Japan with the launch of their new handsets, and now has 51 percent of the market in Japan.