Samsung Tightens Grip On Smartphone Crown
While Apple loomed ominously behind Samsung's 2014 holiday-quarter smartphone shipments by a mere 200,000 units, Samsung again took back its strong lead in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by market research firm IDC.
However, it was a bittersweet victory for the South Korea-based company as Samsung's first-quarter year-over-year market share dipped 7 percent while other vendors surged upward in the mobile space. Overall, the smartphone market grew 16 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, said IDC, with 336 million units shipped globally in total.
Following are the top five vendors in the smartphone market for the first quarter of 2015.