Research firm IDC’s latest numbers for the worldwide smartphone market show Apple and Samsung continuing to grab the lion’s share of the market, with Samsung taking a 21.7% chunk of the pie, while Apple has a 14.1% piece of the action in the second calendar quarter of 2015.
The rival tech companies finished well ahead of Chinese competitors Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo with a combined 35.8% market share during the three-month period ending June 30.
Apple increased its share of the market by 2.4 percentage points, compared to its second quarter 2014 number which was 11.7%. Samsung showed a year-over-year decline, slipping from 24.8% to 21.7%. Apple’s improved numbers were mostly due to the excellent sales of their larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, introduced last fall. The company announced this week that it had sold 47.5 million iPhones in the fiscal third quarter of 2015.
Apple and Samsung were trailed by Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo with 8.9%, 5.3% and 4.8% market share in the second quarter respectively. All other smartphone makers accounted for a combined 45.2% quarterly market share.