It seems Samsung is about to reduce the number of smartphones shipment 2016. Local retailers in South Korea got a message from the company yesterday that next year they should expect 12% decline in sales .
Samsung hasn't given any official information that gives us insight into the primary reasons of this cut down, but we believe it might be because of gradually saturated marketplace across the globe. Smartphones have become part and parcel of our lives in the modern era. Although the over the last decade there was huge demand to own a smartphone resulting in a lucrative market for manufacturers, now it looks like we're approaching more of a stagnant mode as more and more buyers are becoming satisfied with their device.
Samsung, which has captured 5th of the present marketplace share, informs that they will be producing smartphones in between 420 and 430 million over the next one year. As reported by them they will be highly focused on manufacturing smartphones for the developing countries. This is logical considering company like Xiaomi got initial traction and sales-boost by selling entry level Android phones. Even though they are planning to focus more on budget smartphones, the high-end smartphone - Galaxy S7 to slated for release in early 2016.
Samsung is holding the No.1 place of the global shipments in the Q2,2015. According to a TrendForce report that was released today. The Korean giant has a 26.8% of all the Q2 shipments, Apple comes in 2nd place with 16.4% thanks to the market demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Huawei lead the Chinese manufacturers (comes in 3rd place), with an overall market share of 7.6% and 18.3% among the Chinese OEMs. The company is expected to ship close to 100 million units this year.
TrendForce estimates the shipments to be down this year compared to last year due to weakening demand and negative global economic outlook for the rest of the year.
ALL HAIL THE KING, The latest IDC numbers for smartphone shipments are out, and once again it looks like Android just keeps on moving up. Year over year, Android has gained around 5% in overall market share by number of phones shipped... Android is Now accounts for 84.7% of all smartphone shipments for Q2,2014. Total Android phone shipments for Q2 rose 33.3% year over year, at 191.5 million units.
Meanwhile, Apple's iOS slipped further back while maintaining its second place spot at 11.7% of shipments (down from 13.2% last year), while Microsoft's Windows Phone fell to 2.5% compared to 3.7% a year ago. Windows Phone, somewhat surprisingly, even saw a decline in total units shipped, down to 7.4 million handsets compared to 8.7 million in the same quarter last year. That's definitely not a great sign.