Cell Phone Market: Who would have thought that in a few years, two companies would become not just leaders in their fields, but giants that control almost 100% of the smartphone and telephone market?
The other day, a publication by an analyst came out, with data on the financial dominance of Apple and Samsung in this area. At the same time, Yabloko owns 80% of the shares, and Samsung, respectively, 15%, which, you see, is very good.
According to the analysis agency Canaccord Genuity, in the third quarter of last year, Apple held about 56% of the smartphone market. In the fourth quarter, participation increased to 80%.
In many ways, this growth is due to the advent and popularization of the iPhone 4S, and the first versions of smartphones from the Cupertino company are also very popular.
As for Samsung, its market share fell from 26% to 15%. It’s worth noting that Apple sold 37 million iPhones in the quarter, which helped the company raise $13 billion. Samsung, according to analysts, sold almost 35 million of its phones, which is only 2 million less than its competitor.
In general, the fight between Apple and Samsung makes it almost impossible for a third competitor to come out of well-known or not so well-known companies.
The same company HTC controls only 3% of the mobile device market and is launching more and more mainstream smartphones (dual-core smartphones are now a tradition).
As for Nokia and RIM, those companies have about 2% of the pie. Well, every other company has a very small percentage in this area.
So far, there is no threat to the leaders of the mobile phone market, discussed above. However, in case of a global crisis, there will be problems not only for Apple and Samsung, but for all participants in this market.