Samsung and LG are known to be a dominant force in the mobile industry. A new report now sheds light on the extent of their dominance, especially in the American markets. According to Kantar Worldpanel, LG and Samsung totally accounted for 78% of all Android phones sold in Q2 2015 in the U.S.
Smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 might have had a crucial role to play in these figures posted by Kantar, although the LG flagship wasn’t available until June.
This tells us that the two Korean giants are currently ruling the roost in the Android sphere, well at least in the U.S. The number would be significantly less in regions of Asia where the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei etc reign supreme.
The report further mentions that LG managed to sell more devices to first time smartphone owners compared to Samsung, which is a significant milestone for the company as Samsung usually dominates the markets on its own. It will be interesting to see if LG and Samsung will be able to maintain this when the likes of Xiaomi, Meizu and other Chinese manufacturers make their way to the region.
Source: Kantar Worldpanel
Via: Phone Arena