Samsung has regained its position as the top smartphone seller in the world. Samsung crossed Apple in the first quarter this year with a huge margin. A report from IDC said that Samsung sold around 82.4 million smartphones in the first three months of 2015, which makes around 25% market share. Samsung’s victory is because of the massive sales from the emerging markets, where people prefer cheap Android phones and the market penetration of Apple devices is low.
Apple sold 61.2 million iPhone in first three months of the current year. This gives is around 18% of the market share. Last year, Apple was on the top and Samsung was ranked on the second position by IDC. However, Samsung’s growth rates declined by 7%, but it still is the number one phone seller in the world.
Lenovo, Huawei and LG are the next players in line.
It is important to note that when it comes to growth rate, Apple beats Samsung. Apple smartphone sales grew by 40% year over year.
The smartphone market in the world experienced a 17% growth, which shows the massive potential and never-ending sales of the phones around the world.
Microsoft is still struggling in the mobile phone sector. IDC didn’t even mention it in the top smartphone players. Other reports suggest that Microsoft sold around 8 million smartphones in one quarter, which is half of the total phones sold by Huawei.