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Counterpoint: Samsung goes ahead from Apple in US Smartphone Market

Published on May 5,2016 By Sajid Ayaz

According to latest data by Counterpoint Research, in US mobile market Samsung is leading over Apple. It took Korean Giant 11 months to recover the top spot in the US market after losing it to competitor Apple in April 2015.

As per research agency, in March month Samsung made 28.8 percent mobile sales that is higher than Apple 23 percent sales in the same month. Latest flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 added strong demand and assisted the company to recover the top mark in the United States market. The research firm says that Samsung’s high-end smartphone gained better response from users as compared to last year Samsung Galaxy S6.

Apple and Samsung were followed by LG which made 17.1 percent market share and had third position in US. The research agency believes that the market share of LG would enhance as LG G5 flagship sales statistics didn’t imitate in March month. The ZTE was at the fourth position and it made 6.6 percent market share, while Alcatel stood on fifth position with 4.5 percent market share. Huawei is also in the list of top smartphone vendors which had only 1 percent market.

As per Counterpoint research, Samsung lead the smartphone market because it secured huge market share as compared to other mobile makers. Whilst, Apple was on second number with 14.9 percent market share which indicates iPhone shipments declined. Another market research agency claimed that in the last quarter of 2015 Samsung coped with its lead over Apple and remained the apex handset vendor.

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