Nokia which was world’s top selling phone brand has now been taken over Samsung. Nokia was at no. 1 position since 1998, as told by Gartner.If we look at company’s statistics Samsung have sold 86.6 million units till now and has recorded a raise of 25.9 percent as compared from last year. Even the handset survey based on customer interest has shown that Samsung phones are getting maximum user interest.
Samsung Inc. has recaptured the number one position in Smartphone category leaving behind Apple by selling 38 million Smartphones worldwide. Samsung is the only company whose Android-based Smartphone sales are more than 40 percent of total Android-based Smartphone sales worldwide. Interestingly, no other vendor has more than 10 per cent share of the market.ZTE and Huawei, two major Chinese brands also managed to almost double their market share and now account for 4.2 and 2.6 per cent of the total handsets sold in the world holding 4th and 6th place respectively.
Other market players like BlackBerry, Motorola and HTC also lost their market share and hold 2.4 percent, 2.0 percent and 1.8 percent respectively. Sony managed to hold its market share at 1.9 percent.Both Android and iOS grew at the cost of Symbian with Android having 56.1 per cent while Symbian dropped from 27.7 per cent and now just retains 8.6 per cent of market.
Source : Themobileindian