February 2, 2016
However, Juniper Research also noted the global smartphone market now exceeds 1.4 billion device shipments per year.
Other Juniper Research findings included:
Apple reported 0.4 percent year-over-year growth in iPhone shipments in Q4 2015, but strong successes earlier in the year gave the company 20 percent year-over-year growth overall in 2015.
Samsung shipped an estimated 317 million devices in Q4 2015, and the company posted a year-over-year increase in smartphone shipments during the quarter as well.
LG shipped 15.3 million smartphones in Q4 2015, which represented a 2 percent decrease year over year.
Sony (SNE) recorded 7.6 million smartphones shipped in Q4 2015, a year-over-year decline of over 36 percent.
Melissa Chau, IDC’s senior research manager for mobile devices, recently said many consumers wanted premium smartphone brands and models in the past.
She also pointed out that consumers are increasingly “looking for greater value from a single device.”
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