Sales of Samsung’s smartphones appear to be dropping, according to a recent report by IDC, the company is still the top handset maker in terms of overall volume, although their overall market share has dropped.
Samsung managed to ship a total of 74.3 million smartphones in quarter two of 2014, this is down from 77.3 million units for the same period last year.
The company had a market share of 32.3 percent in the second quarter of 2013, and for the second quarter of 2014 they now have a market share of 25.2 percent.
Apple’s overall smartphone shipments have increased, the company shipped 31.2 million handsets in Q2 2013, and 35.1 million devices in Q2 2014, although their overall market share is down from 13 percent in 2013 to 11.9 percent in Q2 2014.
Both companies are loosing market share to manufacturers like Huawei, Lenovo and LG, Huawei have seen growth of 95.1 percent year on year, Lenovo have seen growth of 38.7 percent and LG growth of 19.8 percent.
Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has not be as popular as the company had expected, and they have faced increased competition from other handset makers, with device like the LG G3 becoming popular.
It will be interesting to see figures for the full year, and whether Samsung can turn things around by the end of 2014, the company will launch their new Galaxy Note 4 in September, which may help them boost sales.
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