Friday, May 4, 2012

Apple and Samsung share the 99% of the profits of the global smartphone market

Horace Dediu of Asymco has made ​​available the data in its possession about the operating profits extracted from the eight major manufacturers of smartphones in the world in the first quarter of 2012 and from that data we can see Apple and Samsung flying high.
It seems, in fact, that Apple and Samsung together possess 99% of total industry revenue , with Apple that makes the lion's share with its significant 73%, although its share has declined slightly, compared to 75% the previous quarter. Samsung, meanwhile, has increased its share from 16% to 26%, totally demolishing all other manufacturers.
Among the eight companies taken into account, as well as Apple and Samsung, we are HTC, RIM, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia. Among these, HTC holds 1% of the total profits of the market, 
the other five have not been able to profit from the production of mobile handsets in Q1 2012 .
The exponential growth of Apple and Samsung at the expense of all other major producers in a market that continues to grow dramatically, registering an increasing number of worldwide sales. Just think of the total profit generated by the market, rose from $ 5.3 billion two years ago to $ 14.4 billion this year, registering an increase approaching 200% .

Will the innovations introduced by the other giants to dethrone Apple and Samsung from this position of undisputed leader , despite the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the upcoming iPhone 5?

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