In the global Smartphone market not everything has been said. With a record number of sales of iPhone, the Apple American and his heels to his South Korean rival Samsung.
The tech giant Samsung Electronics suffered a sharp cut of their profits and sales in 2014, a very competitive market of Smartphone by Appleâ€™s leadership in high-end and advancing Chinese manufacturers year.
The South Korean multinational in 2014 reduced its net profit by 23.2 percent year on year to 21.511 million dollars, the agency Efe accurate.
In addition, operating profit was down 32 percent from 2013 and sales fell 9.8 percent, reported this week the company said in its results for the period from October to December last year.
In this last quarter, Samsung also suffered significant declines in profits and sales, especially in its mobile phone division accumulating almost half of the income of the company.
This division between October and December billed 23,000 million, 23.1 percent less than the same stretch last year.
Experts describe the situation as worrying as the results show that Samsung Electronics is losing weight in the lucrative market for “Smartphone” and smart for Apple and Chinese manufacturerâ€™s devices.
While Samsung saw again cut its revenue last quarter, its main rival in the segment of high-end, Apple, fired its net profit by 37.8 percent to 18.024 million dollars.
The historical record Apple announced this week is attributed to the worldwide success of the new models of iPhone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which contrasted with the warm welcome of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The firm Strategy Analytics granted them the same fraction of the market, 19.6% for the fourth quarter of 2014, while IDC gave a slight advantage to Samsung, with 20.01% against 19.85% of the brand of apple, he said by Meanwhile Agence France Presse.
The results contrast sharply with those presented in the first three months of 2013, in which Samsung remained near 30% market share, against a little more than 17%, achieved by Apple.
In the meantime, Apple introduced new models, larger, launched in late September, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, it opened the market for “tablĂ©fonos” smart phones almost as large as the tablet screens, and very popular in Asia.
Strategy Analytics says that in addition to strong competition from Apple in the high-end sector, the South Korean group also faces competition in the sector of medium and low range, such as Chinese manufacturers (Lenovo, Huawei and Xiaomi) whose models have been refined but with lower prices.
“Finding success of Apple, combined with the difficulties faced by Samsung, Apple could allow Samsung to pass during 2015,” IDC said in a statement.