Apple has earned the most money in the smartphone market, but watch out for Samsung
Apple has earned far more money than its competitors in the smartphone market. But the year 2017 could eventually allow Samsung to narrow the gap.
Samsung has had a tough 2016 year, especially due to the explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 battery. It is not surprising that the South Korean brand is performing less than expected.
According to a Strategy Analytics study quoted by The Korea Herald, Apple reported operating income of $ 44.9 billion in 2016, accounting for 79.2% of the world's Smartphones, valued at $ 53.7 billion. Apple rose to the first place, ahead of Samsung.
South Korea is second with an operating profit of $ 8.3 billion, or 14.6% of global profits in the market. the sum would have been higher without the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, which cost the manufacturer a lot of money. But that would not have been enough to dethrone Apple.
Samsung Korea's first-quarter 2017 operating result could reach $ 7.5 billion, up 30% from a year ago, according to analyst firm forecasts, again relayed by The Korea Herald. Last year.
It can also be assumed that sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus - more expensive than previous generations - could allow Samsung to boost by bringing in more money. The manufacturer is targeting the 60 million sales for its future flagship which will be unveiled on 29 March.
Moreover, the Galaxy Note 8 scheduled for the end of the year, if it succeeds its bet to reassure consumers, could also represent a significant input of money for the company. Samsung could narrow the gap with Apple, without necessarily catching up with it.
Chinese manufacturers, for their part, are still in a phase where they are gaining much in popularity and notoriety, but without amassing much more money. Huawei ranks first among its compatriots with a small operating result of $ 929 million, or 1.6% of the market. Oppo is just behind with 1.5% and is followed by Vivo with 1.3%.