Samsung takes 45% of smartphone market share in Europe

Логотип SamsungSamsung Electronics beat Europe-based brands such as Nokia and took 45% smartphone market share in Europe. This also pushed Android market share to 65%, according to studies.

Samsung currently has 30% of global smartphone market share. Samsung has been leading the smartphone market in Europe in the second quarter since the launch of its Galaxy S III in May-June. In addition, Samsung has been leading in every price range, according to studies.

Compared to Android platform losing market share in the US, the platform has been gaining popularity in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Android accounts for more than 50% of market share in most major markets.

Industry sources noted that Samsung has been doing well in Europe's feature phone market. With Nokia's Windows Phone failing to gain popularity, Samsung is likely to dominate for quite some time.

The expansion of Samsung's market share means contraction for other firms such as HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Taiwan-based OEM firms noted that demand in Europe has not been increasing significantly, hence firms have been seeing challenges.

In Europe's five major smartphone markets, Apple accounts for 14.4% of market share. This is due to the fact that Apple have not been working closely with Europe-based telecommunication firms. Also, countries in southern and eastern Europe have limited support for iPhone, said studies.

Source: DigiTimes

Tags: Apple, Samsung, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments