Who Is The Smartphone Winner For 2015?

We spotted this today:

“However, Chinese company Huawei, best known to Android fans in the United States as the maker of the Nexus 6P, was a major winner in the smartphone market in 2015…

Huawei shipped 100 million smartphones in 2015, most of which were not sold in the United States.”

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Apple Sells 20 Percent of Smartphones, Takes 92 Percent of All Profits

We spotted this stat today:

“Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, up from 65% a year earlier, estimates Canaccord Genuity managing director Mike Walkley. Samsung Electronics Co. took 15%, Canaccord says.

Apple’s share of profits is remarkable given that it sells less than 20% of smartphones, in terms of unit sales. ”

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Which Smartphone Maker Just Sold 2.12 Million Smartphones In 12 Hours?

It’s not a two-player race after all. We spotted this stat today:

“By the end of the 12-hour long festival, Xiaomi sold a total of 2.12 million smartphones and recorded a total revenue of RMB 2.08 billion (~$335 million US). This is compared to the 1.3 million phones sold at last year’s festival. In addition, the company sold over 38,000 Mi TVs, 200,000 Mi Bands and 247,000 Mi Power Strips. Xiaomi says total revenue from accessories alone totaled roughly RMB 190 million.”

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Digest that.

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China Smartphone Statistics: iPhone Has Just 5 Percent Market Share

China has been a touch challenge for the new Apple. We had spotted some time back that Apple iPhone has been losing market share to other players at a fast pace in China – we spotted this stat today, that the iPhone has just 5 percent market share in China (Source)

The initial ‘must-have’ premium that all Apple products command in the market does not seem to be working in China, where people seem to be absolutely happy with cheaper phones that offer similar functionality.

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Facebook Is NOT The Most Frequently Used Smartphone App In The World

Well this one was a surprise. We have never seen a Smartphone screen without Facebook open on it. But we spotted this stat today, that some 44 percent of global smartphone users use Facebook, and it is the second most frequently used smartphone app in the world (Source)

The most frequently used smartphone app in the world, with some 54 percent of global smartphone users using it, is Google Maps. You got to get somewhere first, and then you can change your status. Works as expected.

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Galaxy S4 Statistics: Fastest Selling Samsung Smartphone Ever

5 Million units sold in two weeks. Stunning numbers those, making the new Galaxy S4, the fastest selling Samsung Smartphone, ever. (Source)

How do we digest this stat? See if this helps: the iPhone 5 sold some 8 million units just during the launch weekend (Source)

Here at Statspotting, we have been making the case for picking iOS to build apps – that case is getting weaker by the day.

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In The UK, More Women Own Smartphones Than Men

Make a note of this fact if you are building an app for the UK market: we spotted this stat today, that in the UK, more women now own smartphones, than men. Specifically, smartphones hold 60% of the UK user base, and 58% of smartphone users are female and the remaining 42% are male. (Source)

How do we digest this stat? We can borrow from the article – as habits move mainstream, user demographics will change. The best you can do is to be prepared for size changes.

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Smartphones In China Exceed Mobile Phones In The US

When it comes to absolute numbers, it is expected that China will score in quite a few areas, over any county in the world. And we understand that some eyeballs are definitely more equal than others. But if you believe that smartphone users are empowered in similar ways around the world, this stat might be useful to keep in mind: China now has more smartphone users than the total number of mobile phones in the US (Source)

Here are the absolute numbers: China now has some 330 million smartphones, compared to 321 million mobile phones (not smartphones – all mobile phones) in the US. And by the end of 2013, China alone will have half-a-billion smartphones.

You will definitely want to read The ‘Chinese Bachelor’ Problem: No Downpayment = No House = No Wife – it has a winning app idea inside !

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US Smartphone Statistics: 37 Percent of Teens Own A Smartphone

This is moving towards 100 percent for sure. We spotted this stat today, that 37 percent of teens in the US own a smartphone, and 25 percent of teens access the internet on their smartphones. (Source)

Here ia a bonus stat – among teens, girls are more “cell mostly” internet users than boys. We don’t know what this stat implies, but it could spring up quite a few apps for sure.

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2012 Smartphone Statistics: Samsung Tops China For The First Time

Samsung sold some 30 million plus smartphones in China in 2012. Well that might not be the most important stat we spotted in that context – Samsung is now the top smartphone seller in China, with a 17 plus percentage market share – quite an achievement for a company that only started selling smartphones in China in 2009 (Source)

So we have another ‘millions’ stat coming out – how do we digest this stat? I think this one is easy – we know that between Apple and Samsung, some 98 percent plus profits of the smartphone market worldwide is shared. This is an indication of who the other players are – in China, that would be Lenovo, Huawei and others.

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