Samsung continues strong mobile phone performance

Samsung is continuing its strong performance in the global mobile phone market, a new study has shown.
Conducted by ABI Research, the report described the provider’s results as a beacon for other manufacturers to follow, especially following less than encouraging quarter two postings for the industry as a whole.
Jeff Orr, senior practice director at the research group, noted: “It is becoming increasingly apparent that Samsung, not Apple, will be the original equipment manufacturer who will bring mobile computing to the masses over the near to mid-term.”
The investigation – part of ABI’s Mobile Devices Market Tracker – showed global handset shipments fell year-on-year for the second consecutive quarter during the period, with the decline comparable to that seen during the economic crisis in 2009.
Michael Morgan, senior analyst at ABI Research – established in 1990 and now boasting a worldwide team of experts – observed wider uncertainty in Western Europe has exacerbated the negative impact seasonality usually brings in the second quarter of the year.
It was noted, however, that both handset and smartphone shipments enjoyed slight quarter-on-quarter gains despite the challenging conditions.