Apple ranked the top smartphone vendor in 2023 with 234.6 million shipments and 20.1 percent market share. Besides, Samsung witnessed a 13.6 percent decline YoY, with shipments of 226.6 million units, scoring 19.4 percent market share.
IDC reports that Apple beat Samsung and grabbed the top spot in the global smartphone market in 2023 along with record high market share despite the overall market dropping 3.2%.
The current top 5 smartphone companies in terms of total 2023 smartphone shipments are:
- Apple: 234.6 million
- Samsung: 226.6 million
- Xiaomi: 145.9 million
- Oppo: 103.1 million
- Transsion: 94.9 million
Apple certainly played a part in Samsung’s drop in rank, but the overall Android space is diversifying within itself. OnePlus, Honor, Google, and others are launching very competitive devices in the lower price range of the high-end.
Global smartphone shipments declined 3.2% year over year to 1.17 billion units in 2023. Meanwhile, the fourth quarter saw 8.5% year-over-year growth and 326.1 million shipments, higher than the forecast of 7.3% growth.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Station in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Subway
Samsung and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur MRT have teamed up to rename a subway station in the center of the city as ‘TRX Samsung Galaxy Station’. The station formerly known as TRX (Tun Razak Exchange) is located in a prime area where international financial firms and major shopping malls are situated.
The new name change took effect on February 29, local time, and will last for one year. It will also be reflected on the Kuala Lumpur city subway map.
The company has decorated the interior and exterior of the station and the trains with images and quotes of its products, attracting the attention of locals and passengers.
TRX Samsung Galaxy Station is a place where two subway lines, the Kazjang Line and the Putrajaya Line intersect and is used by an average of 380,000 people per day.
SpaceX’s satellite reaches 17Mb/s download speed on Samsung phones
SpaceX has achieved a significant milestone by delivering a peak download speed of 17Mb/s directly to a standard Samsung phone. This test represents a major step forward in mobile internet technology.
According to the CEO of SpaceX and X (Twitter), Elon Musk, SpaceX has achieved a peak download speed of 17Mb/s from satellite direct to unmodified Samsung Android phone.
SpaceX just achieved peak download speed of 17Mb/s from satellite direct to unmodified Samsung Android phone pic.twitter.com/JqPHmkriv0
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2024
This collaboration between SpaceX and Samsung highlights the potential for satellite internet to provide reliable, fast connections. It’s a promising development for the future of global communication, offering new possibilities for internet access from virtually anywhere on the planet.
Samsung UK starts ‘Better for [Your Life]’ campaign for unmissable savings
Samsung UK has unveiled its “Better for [Your Life]” campaign, which promises significant savings on a range of home appliances, TVs, soundbars, and monitors. Available until March 12th, 2024, the campaign is ensuring every customer finds a deal that fulfills their needs.
For those looking to enhance their home entertainment, Samsung offers up to £300 off on select TVs, with a complimentary gift included. Additionally, purchases of 75 inc or larger TVs come with free delivery and installation. Gamers aren’t left out, as they can enjoy a 10% discount when pairing a selected TV and soundbar or Gaming Monitor and TV.
Those who want to switch and save on their cost can benefit from a 15% discount when buying any two energy-efficient appliances, or an even better 20% off when purchasing three, particularly from the Eco Kitchen range.
Customers can upgrade their home spaces with up to £349 off on The Frame and soundbar bundles. For better Health and wellness, Samsung offers free Galaxy Watch 5 Pro with the purchase of any 65-inch 4K Neo TV.
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