Concerning a continues lackluster market performance by their smartphones ever since they bought Nokia Devices & Services in 2014, Redmond, Washington-based PC giant Microsoft, could not overcome their Chinese rivals, Huawei, in terms of sales numbers in the second quarter of 2015.
Microsoft shipped 27 million Lumias (6.4 percent) while Huawei accounted for 7 percent of market share or 30 million smartphones during the period. Samsung reportedly had 20.5 percent market of the market with 89 million units racing to first position while Apple shipped 47.5 million units attaining a 10 percent share.
“Global mobile phone shipments grew a lackluster 2 percent annually from 428.0 million units in Q2 2014 to 434.6 million in Q2 2015.,” Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, said.
“Smartphones accounted for 8 in 10 of total mobile phone shipments during the quarter. The 2 percent growth rate of the overall mobile phone market is the industry’s weakest performance for two years, due to slowing demand for handsets in China, Europe and the US,” he added.