When it comes to smartphones, Samsung has been a force to be reckoned with over the years, but could Samsung be losing its edge? Well according to Gartner’s Q3 2014 report (via 9to5Mac), it certainly looks like things are heading downwards for the South Korean tech giant, while at the same time things are moving upwards for its chief rival – Apple.
Based on Gartner’s latest figures, Samsung’s Q3 2014 market share is sitting at 24.4%, which essentially puts them right at the very top. However it should be noted that this is a massive dip from Q3 2013 where Samsung’s market share was at 32.1%, almost a third of the worldwide smartphone market.
Apple on the other hand is sitting at 12.7% in Q3 2014, an increase from 12.1% from Q3 2013, which is admittedly not as big as a jump as we would have imagined. Other companies have similarly seen increases in their market share as well, such as Huawei which jumped from 4.7% to 5.3% and Xiaomi from 1.5% to an impressive 5.2%.
Lenovo has seen a slight dip from 5.2% to 5%, but with their acquisition of Motorola and with the company expected to crank out more smartphones in the future, perhaps that number could see an increase in the next few quarters, but what do you guys make of these numbers so far? Were you surprised by any of them, or did these companies perform like you had expected?