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Samsung continues to lead the global smartphone market

Gold Samsung Galaxy S7 Android flagship, Samsung still leads the global smartphone market
Gold Samsung Galaxy S7
With a share of almost 28 percent, Samsung remains the leader of the global smartphone market at the end of Q1 2016.

Although repairing a Samsung Galaxy flagship will soon become an impossible mission, it looks like sales are not bad at all. In fact, a fresh report from TrendForce reveals that Samsung managed to increase its shipments during the first quarter, but also to maintain its position as leader of the global smartphone market.

According to the report mentioned above, global smartphone shipments in Q1 2016 were 292 million units, down from over 358 million in the last quarter of 2015. In the first part of 2016, Samsung controlled 27.8 percent of the market, followed by Apple with only 14.4 percent. The next three smartphone brands are Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi. 

While Apple managed to keep the second place, iPhone shipments have fallen from 75 million in Q4 2015 to just 42 million units in Q1 2016. On the other hand, Samsung exceeded expectations and shipped 81 million units in Q1 2016, a 2.5 percent growth over the last part of 2015.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-21 (Update: 2016-04-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.