Samsung leads US, LatAm smartphone markets

first_img Devices AppleCounterpoint ResearchLGMotorolaSamsung AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 AUG 2017 KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Previous ArticleAlibaba profit nearly doubles in fiscal Q1Next ArticleLenovo slips to first quarterly loss in 2 years Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more Tags Samsung topped smartphone shipments in the US and Latin America (LatAm) in Q2, fending off Apple in the former and achieving a record high market share in the latter, Counterpoint Research announced.In the US, the South Korea-headquartered vendor achieved a 31.3 per cent market share during the quarter, narrowly ahead of Apple on 28.2 per cent.Research director Neil Shah said Samsung prospered in the US despite shortages of its Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models: “It’s mid and entry portfolio also gained share within prepaid channels and national retail.”Shah added a series of promotions aided Apple during the quarter, helping to “alleviate a post paid slowdown pre-refresh”, apparently a reference to a traditional slowdown in Apple sales ahead of the launch of a new iPhone model.The slowdown was offset by increases in prepay shipments, which Shah credited to “a new low point of sale price of $49 of its older 5S model”. Indeed, some 30 per cent of total US iPhone shipments during Q2 were comprised of iPhone 5S, 6S and SE models, Shah noted.Counterpoint Research placed LG Electronics in third place on a 15.4 per cent market share, with ZTE fourth (11.5 per cent), and TCL-Alcatel fifth (4.8 per cent).LatAmWhile Samsung faced a fight with Apple in the US, it emerged as the clear market leader in LatAm, with a market share of 41 per cent during the quarter.LG Electronics ranked in second place with a share of 10.1 per cent, though the vendor faces a growing challenge in the form of Motorola, which Counterpoint Research said was the fastest-growing vendor in the region after increasing its share by 65 per cent year-on-year to end the quarter on a 9.9 per cent market share.Huawei ranked in fourth place with an 8.5 per cent share, and Apple fifth on 3.9 per cent.Counterpoint Research said an improved macroeconomic climate in key markets including Brazil and Columbia contributed to a 9 per cent year-on-year rise in total smartphone shipments in the region.Columbia registered the greatest year-on-year growth in smartphone shipments during Q2 (up 26 per cent), which senior analyst Tina Lu credited to the entry of new brands including Meizu, Infinix and Xiaomi.Lu said greater availability of LTE smartphones was another factor in the broader growth in LatAm shipments during Q2: “Almost nine out of ten smartphones sold in LatAm was LTE capable and instrumental in driving up the replacement rate, and feature phone to smartphone upgrade rates.”Counterpoint Research did not reveal unit shipment figures in either announcement.center_img HomeDevicesNews Samsung leads US, LatAm smartphone markets Related Google taps retail with NYC store Author Apple faces 5G modem wait Michael Carroll last_img read more

Razorbacks talk Texas Bowl

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:6073ef0712592ba8794fbc78 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-73906-3930904600001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) – Senior offensive lineman Brey Cook on playing Texas in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl: “I’m excited to play Texas. It’s a very historic rivalry. We have kids from here, families from here and I know my whole family couldn’t be any happier for this game.”Cook on the team’s reaction to playing Texas: “Definitely excitement. Everyone is excited to come out there and play a team that’s on the rise. They are a very talented, very strong football team and well coached. A rivalry with this history and the great players that have played in this – it’s so much fun to kind of stand where they stood and do the things that they did.”Cook on the rivalry: “The team has definitely bought in and even some of the guys who don’t really know the history behind it. I think everyone is excited about it and everyone knows that there is something there. It’s a huge thing especially being from here and being able to grow up and kind of know all of that about Texas.”Junior quarterback Brandon Allen on the bowl game: “I think we all were kind of pulling for it when it was on the table. I’m excited about it and I’m excited for this team to go play a big program like Texas. They are doing a lot of things well, they are on the rise right now. It should be a great match-up.”Allen on getting the chance to play Texas: “I think it’s huge. I think it adds a little more fire to us in our bowl preparation. Going in to the game, I think it’s something we are looking forward to. We heard about it, now it’s time to prepare and go perform well.”Allen on how the season schedule prepares Arkansas against Texas: “I think it’s definitely going to help anytime you face the competition that we have faced this season. We know what it’s like to play major teams and high ranked teams. I think this Texas team is a big program. They have a lot of great athletes and they are playing really good football right now so I think us just being able to play against a lot of good teams this season is going to help prepare us that much more.”Senior safety Alan Turner on being able to participate in bowl game: “It’s really big for us. Just to have the chance to be in the game and on top of that to play Texas in Texas. It’s really big for us and not just for us as a team but for the whole program. Texas is a big recruiting ground for us. For us to possibly go out, play a good game and get a win will help us.”Turner on possibly ending his career with a bowl win: “It would be really big for me. To see the ups and downs I’ve had here and then to have another opportunity to play in the bowl game and to try to go out on top will be really big.”Turner on the Razorbacks improving this season: “Just to see the progress that we’ve made throughout the whole season is great. Throughout each and every game we continued to get better and took strides forward. I feel like it showed in our play for the most part of the season. With that being said, without the progress we made we wouldn’t have the opportunity to be in a bowl game.”Senior defensive end Trey Flowers on the team’s reaction to the bowl assignment: “We were definitely happy. We understood that there are a lot of guys from Arkansas on their team so they most definitely understand the rivalry. We have a lot of guys from Texas so they understood the rivalry. This is the biggest bowl that we could get so we’re happy.”Flowers on playing the Monday Night Football time slot: “We know it’s going to be primetime. It’s a big time environment and big time TV slot. We know we’re going to have the whole country watching us so we want to go out and perform.”The Razorbacks will travel to Houston to take on the Texas Longhorns in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The SEC/BIG12 matchup will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.Tickets to see the Razorbacks in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl are available at ARKANSASRAZORBACKS.com and fans can find more information on the game at the Bowl Central page at http://www.arkrazor.com/bowl.For more information on Arkansas Football, follow @RazorbackFB on Twitter. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more