Counterpoint Research published a new report on the top 10 best-selling phones of 2022 that completes with two models from Samsung and the rest from Apple. This report is like a danger siren for the Galaxy maker as the only two spots are secured by cheap phones!
According to Counterpoint’s “top 10 best-selling phones for 2022” report, Apple grabbed whopping eight spots, and the remaining two spots were taken by Samsung with Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A03. Apple’s iPhone 13 was the best-selling smartphone of last year.
The report has nothing exciting for Galaxy fans as Samsung took two spots on the list with the entry-level Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A03. Interestingly, Counterpoint’s best-selling smartphones list has just two 4 G-supported models, which are from Samsung, while others are 5G-capable from Apple.
Similar to the legendary Galaxy A12, its sequel – Galaxy A13 – continued to perform well, offering attractive specifications for its price (<$250). The Galaxy A03 was the most affordable smartphone on the list, featuring a chipset supplied by UNISOC.
Last year, the iPhone maker became the first OEM to capture sweeping eight spots in the list of top 10 best-selling smartphones. The top-10 list contributed 19% of the total global smartphone sales in 2022, the same as in the corresponding previous year.
In 2022, Apple’s iPhone 13 became the best-selling smartphone of 2022, contributing 28% of iPhone sales. It was the best-selling smartphone in major markets such as China, the US, the UK, Germany, and France.
After the launch of the iPhone 14 series, the price cuts of the iPhone 13 further drove sales in developing markets. To be noted, the vanilla model’s sales were two times more than that of the Pro Max, 2022’s second best-selling phone.
55th Samsung shareholders’ meeting scheduled for March 20
Samsung will hold its 55th regular shareholders’ meeting on March 20 at the Suwon Convention Center in Gyeonggi-do. In this meeting, there’ll be a discussion on the approval of financial statements, the appointment of outside directors and audit committee members, the approval of director remuneration limit, and some changes to the articles of incorporation.
The Korean tech giant adopted an electronic voting system in 2020 to enable shareholders to vote in advance without attending the meeting in person. Shareholders can register their information and exercise their voting rights through the Korea Securities Depository’s electronic voting system from March 10 to 19.
The electronic voting system is available 24 hours a day for the convenience of shareholders. Shareholders can also check the convening notice and detailed information for each agenda item through the system.
Moreover, Samsung introduced online broadcasting of the shareholders’ meeting since 2021 to enhance shareholder convenience. Shareholders who wish to participate in the online broadcast can apply in advance through the Samsung Electronics website in early March.
Samsung’s Galaxy Experience Space opens in Barcelona, Spain ahead of MWC24
On February 15, Samsung launched the ‘Galaxy Experience Space’ at Plaza de Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, Spain, where visitors can try out various features of the Galaxy S24 series.
The Galaxy Experience Center will be open until February 29 and will demonstrate the new mobile possibilities enabled by Galaxy AI to consumers, media, and partners who come to Barcelona, Spain to attend MWC24.
In addition, Samsung is also promoting the Galaxy S24 series and Galaxy AI through a large outdoor advertisement in Plaza Catalunya, which draws the attention of local consumers.
Samsung maintains its unrivaled position in the global TV market for 18 years
Samsung has been the global leader in the TV market for 18 years in a row since 2006. According to market research firm Omdia, Samsung has a 30.1% market share based on sales in 2023, thanks to its premium products such as Neo QLED, ultra-large size, and lifestyle products.
The Korean tech giant sold 8.31 million units of Samsung Neo QLED in 2023 and 44 million units since 2017, leading the premium TV market. Samsung TV also dominates the ultra-large market over 75 inches and the OLED TV market, where it expects to grow further as the OLED lineup expands.
In the premium TV market, Samsung earned a 60.5% market share based on sales last year, which is a 12.2 percentage increase compared to 48.3% in 2022. It continues its strong performance in the ultra-large TV market, ranking first with 30.4% of the 90-inch and larger ultra-large TV market share.
Yong Seok-woo, President of Electronics’ Visual Display Business Division, said that the trust of consumers made this possible and promised to introduce more innovations in the future. He also announced the ‘AI screen era’ at CES2024, where AI screens will connect and control all home devices and offer new products beyond smart TVs.