Samsung Is The OEM To Beat – Captures Top Spot In Mobile Market Share


According to the comScore report for May, 2011 consumers are picking up more Samsung devices than any other mobile manufacturer in the U.S. As it currently stands, Samsung has 24.8% of the mobile market, followed by LG with 21.1 and Motorola with 15.1%. And when we’re talking about smartphones, those top 3 just so happen to use Android as their platform of choice.

Trailing behind in 4th and 3rd place was Apple with 8.7% and RIM with 8.1% of the market share. The only companies seeing any sort of negative change in market share were Motorola who was down -1% and RIM (Blackberry) down -.5%.

With Samsung’s Galaxy S II already breaking records and gearing up for a U.S. release later this year, its going to be interesting to watch how much of a lead they grab from other OEM’s. Strangely absent from this report was HTC. I heard they’ve been doing quite well for themselves this year.

[Via comScore]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. No HTC! Can’t trust this report. I’d put them somewhere between Apple and Moto.

    1. Well there is a difference between facts and opinions.

    2. Just read an article the other day that said HTC just knocked RIM out of 5th.

  2. Correction: 24% of mobile market not smartphone.

    1. That’s exactly what it says.

  3. “Trailing behind in 3rd and 4th was Apple […] RIM”

    You meant 4th and 5th right?

  4. I’m pretty sure this is for the entire cell phone market, meaning dumb phones as well as smartphones. While dumb phones are disappearing fast, they still contribute a great deal to the overall manufacturer market share. I’d like to think that Android is dominating this much, but no one likes falsely inflated results.

    1. 100% agree. However, a point to the android is dominating argument. Smartphones are now 55% of all phone sales, and apple sells ~33% of what samsung does. The math there would seem to suggest the SGS line among others outsold the iPhone.

      At least, that’s what I’m thinking the math says, I could be wrong. Wish they would publish a smartphone only market.

      Edit: Another thing I’d like to see, what paercentage of samsung phones sold are smartphones. If their smartphone sales are lower than average, that could easily put them behind apple, who’s phone sales are much higher than average percentage wise (100%)

  5. It only adds up to 77.9 so does that mean HTC represents 22.10%? Or am I really wrong?

    1. You also have to consider that there are a lot more manufacturers than just these + HTC.

      1. Yeah I know, I thought about that, but is this just for smartphones?

        1. Smart and Dumb

  6. Phandroid continues to provide the best ‘news we didn’t bother to even look at ourselves.’

    I don’t know how you guys got so many readers with doing so little research, research as in reading those things called words. You guys do realize that there are other phones than smartphones… right? Yea, there are. This little graphic takes those phones into count too, otherwise you’d see the words smartphone somewhere in the particular section of the report… and they’re nowhere to be seen.

    Oh… and someone needs to learn how to count.

    1. They clearly know that this is not just smartphones. Take a look at this line from the post : “And when we’re talking about smartphones”
      Meaning as opposed to mobile phones in general.

      Why are there so many douchebags on this site?

      1. look at the timestamps, the comment was for the previous “version” of the article, where chris really seemed to believe those market share numbers were only smartphones. now the article has been corrected and updated, and that’s why the comment looks “douchebaggy” to you (dont insult people so easily

        1. Then I apologize for the douchebag comment.

  7. This don’t mean much. Samsung have so many low end and mid-range phone out there that of course they will be number 1. Look at t-mobile alone and see how many samsung there are.

  8. The story I see here is Apple’s impressive gains in overall market share, which is reflective of the general shift toward smartphones from feature phones.

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