Statistics show that Samsung is second to non, in the phone market in terms of shipment volume for 2015. The South Korean company shipped a total of 399.5 million units, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same period a year ago.
According to IDC, a total of 1.43 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015, recording a 10.1 percent increase from 2014. Following Samsung o the leaders board is Apple, with 231.5 million iPhone shipments, which a 202 increase compared to 2014 shipment. Following behind are Hauwei, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Others (other smartphone manufacturers) with a 106.6, 74.0, 70.8 and a combined total of 625.2 for others, respectively.
Samsung’s dominance of the phone market continued through 2015. The Q4 shipment statistics show that Samsung shipped 85.6 units of smartphones given the company a market share of a 21.4 percent and a 14 percent year on year increase. The Fourth quarter standings maintained the same ranking order to that of the top smartphone vendor for 2015.
Lenovo recorded a marked decrease in the YoY growth in 4Q and 2015 in general, recording a 18.1 % 4Q YoY decrease and a 21.1% decrease for 2015 in general.