Research outfit TrendForce has been adding up some numbers and reached the conclusion that Samsung sold around 81 million smartphones during Q1, 2016 to capture a market share of 27.8 percent. Its global rival Apple sold around 42 million handsets during the same quarter to achieve a market share of 14.4 percent.
Samsung’s market share in the global smartphone market increased 5.7 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015 and 2.5 percent when compared to Q4, 2015. Huawei on 9.3 per cent, Lenovo 5.8 per cent, Xiaomi 5.5 per cent , and LG 5.1 per cent.
The difference between market shares of Samsung and Apple was as low as 1.2 percent during the fourth quarter of last year but increased to a whopping 13 percent during the first quarter of this year. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were unveiled in February and launched in March.Samsung managed a significant achievement while the global smartphone market was slumping.