Their respective shares of premium smartphone sales are a “zero-sum game;” when one company loses its share of the profitable smartphone sales, the other gains.
Over the summer, Apple was selling just over 50% of the global premium smartphones, and Samsung was selling just under 25%.
For the past five years, Samsung has been the only other smartphone company to give Apple real competition in the premium smartphone market.
That’s why it’s so significant that Apple is widening the gap on Samsung with premium smartphones.
Although premium smartphones make up a minority of global smartphone sales by volume, they provide the bulk of the profit.
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Samsung and Apple spent $61.7 billion on semiconductor chips in 2016
“The world’s top-ten chip buyers rank consists of four US companies, three Chinese companies, two South Korean companies, and a Japanese one.
2016 saw Cisco Systems drop out from the Top 10, replaced by China’s BBK Electronics – owner of smartphone makers Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus.
Principal research analyst Masatsune Yamaji commented that Samsung and Apple “continue to exert considerable influence on technology and price trends for the wider semiconductor industry, (but) their impact has lessened due to falling expectations for future growth.
ALSO READSamsung and Apple make the most money selling computers of different shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise the two gobbled up a significant share of the global semiconductor chip market – for the sixth consecutive year, no less.According to stats published by Gartner, the two spent a combined $61.7 billion (up $400 million from 2015) and bought 18.2% of the world’s semiconductor chips in 2016.
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