Samsung made a stellar collection of 5.7 percentage points in the first quarter of this year compared to Q1 of last year. As the market share soared, the South Korean company shipped a record-breaking 81 million units, twice as many smartphones as Apple in Q1.
Survey conducted by global market research firm TrendForce has predicted that Samsung sales will continue growing in the months to come. The recent launch of two flagship models, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, earlier than other competing flagships from popular brands has helped to augment sales.
Apple is the major rival but the receding iPhone sales have brought a negative impact on the company’s sales. The Cupertino firm records a declining market by 6.5 percent points compared to what it managed to sale last year during the same time. However, this is the quarter prior to iPhone SE. This indicates that Apple managed to sale only half of the total smartphones from Samsung this quarter.
Considering other rivals, such as, LG, only managed to ship a bit more than a year ago but gradually slowed down compared to the previous quarter. On the other hand, Huawei still remains in the third spot globally. Going by predictions of TrendForce, Huawei won’t be able to overtake Apple, reports GSM Arena.
Other manufacturers such as Xiaomi and Lenovo could only conquer a little part of marketshare, while Huawei lagged behind. Sony and HTC didn’t even factor in the global picture like the others. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the two best smartphones which became an instant success, according to Android Police.
Let’s have a look at the features of the Galaxy S7. It has a 5.1-inch screen with 1440×2560 pixels. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 with 577 ppi. The primary camera is 12MP and the secondary camera is 5MP. The software is Android v6.0 Marshmallow.
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