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This article was published on August 7, 2014


Report: Samsung retains US smartphone market lead with 36% share of shipments in Q2 2014

Report: Samsung retains US smartphone market lead with 36% share of shipments in Q2 2014
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Samsung may have lost its position as the top smartphone vendor in China and top overall mobile vendor in India, but the Korean company still reigns supreme in the US smartphone market.

That’s according to data from Counterpoint Research which estimates that Samsung accounted for 36.1 percent of smartphones shipped in the US between May and July 2014. Samsung’s figure is up 2.2 percent annually, second-placed Apple saw its share rise to 29.7 percent in Q2 2015 from 25.9 percent in Q2 2013.

Elsewhere, LG posted year-on-year growth to take third place, ZTE’s market share declined slightly, while Motorola’s jumped from 3.6 percent to 4.5 percent. Nokia (now Microsoft) didn’t feature in the top five, but Counterpoint Research says Lumia shipments were the second-highest growing brand, notching a 66 percent increase year-on-year.

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Note: This article has been updated to correct Apple’s market share.

Counterpoint Research

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