It is about that time of year when new releases from two leaders on the smartphone market are expected.
While nothing is set in stone, let’s take a look back at how smartphone sales went for Apple and Samsung’s flagship handsets: iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
In a surprising overturn, Samsung Galaxy S6 was surpassed by the iPhone 6 in sales around the world. Although S6 removed certain features from the Galaxy S5 design to create a smartphone that looked slightly more like the iPhone, a clear preference on the market placed the iPhone 6 as the absolute winner.
Initially, the estimates coming from Samsung indicated that for each of the S6 Edge sold, another four Galaxy S6 would also be purchased. It didn’t happen as expected, and Apple’s iPhone 6 quickly moved to the top of the charts, surpassing even analysts’ estimates.
During 2014, more than 1 billion smartphones were sold worldwide. For the first quarter since 2011, Samsung lost the grip over sales. In just the fourth quarter, Samsung managed to sell 73 million smartphones, while Apple sold 75 million.
During this period, a number of 367.5 million devices were sold worldwide. Apple thus boasted a 30 percent sale increase in quarterly sales, while Samsung lagged behind. The overall difference amounted to 0.5 percentage points, sufficient to re-establish the order of things.
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