Who is the biggest mobile maker in the world?

5 March 2015

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People, for some inexplicable reason, argue about mobile phones. Well, for those of you who do, who take stock in things like 'most successful' and the like, Apple have overtaken Samsung as the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

They sold more mobiles over Christmas than any other brand, thanks to the Chinese going crazy for iPhones. And there's a fantastically large amount of sales going on too, with Apple selling 74.8m phones, pipping Samsung at the post with their sales of 73m.

It is good news for Apple as their sales were up nearly 25m from the same period the previous year, which saw them making a not too shabby £11.8bn profit.

Obviously, this is going to worry some people at Samsung who have seen their sales falling. They sold 10m fewer phones than the previous year.

Might be something to do with the collective 'meh' at the Galaxy S5. Still, at least they've got a pair of phones coming out soon, one which will be curved for seemingly no reason.

Another thing chipping away at Samsung is the rise of Chinese businesses like Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo, providing phones at lower prices, which is making them very appealing to younger consumers. Of course, Samsung are teetering on the precipice and still doing well for themselves across the planet, but they'll be all too aware of the fact that a large mobile maker can fall out of favour very, very quickly. Just look at the state BlackBerry got themselves in.

TOPICS:   Mobile

2 comments

  • JonB
    Blackberry total global user base never really exceeded 80 million. To compare it to Samsung, who sells almost 300 million phones a year, is a bit spurious. Samsung have lost their way a bit. They should have made the move to more premium-seeming phones made with metal earlier. They have removed their main differentiators - a replaceable battery and a SD card slot - from the Galaxy S6. Now is not a great time for them but they will continue to sell loads of phones.
  • Mobile P.
    [...] Who is the biggest mobile maker in the world? – People, for some inexplicable reason, argue about mobile phones. Well, for those of you who do, who take stock in things like ‘most successful’ and the like, Apple have overtaken Samsung as the world’s biggest … [...]

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