Once the darling of Apple bashers everywhere, Samsung’s smartphone and tablet business seems to be fading away under an onslaught of cheaper products from China. Jonny Evans:
Samsung used every trick it knew to climb the smartphone pile, but its days as king of the castle are numbered as Galaxy sales growth crumbles before stiffening competition, from market bottom and market top.
To be fair, Samsung sells more smartphones than anyone, but it’s having trouble making much money.
At the top end of the market Apple has the advantage, yet again. Not only are smartphone sales stalling in significant markets across the planet as customers prepare to migrate from Android to iPhone, or to replace the “Designed in Cupertino” devices they already own, but Apple’s existing products have the kind of mojo the “Made in Korea” mob mock but cannot match.
The number one smartphone in the world? Apple’s iPhone 5s.