Samsung is ubiquitous; theres no doubt that they are a mobile powerhouse, however, the latest IDC quarterly update gives us a look into just how much of a powerhouse the Korean manufacturer is.
30.3% of total smartphone market share is controlled by Samsung, which is about 85 million units, in Q1 2014.
Now compare this number to Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, and LG, who account for 15.5%, 4.9%, 4.6%, and 4.4% respectively; .9% less than Samsungs share.
All other smartphones account for 40.5% of the market share, but these are hardly the bigger players that pose a threat to Samsungs current market dominance.
IDC predicts that smartphone shipments will reach 1.2 billion units, total, for 2014; a 200 million increase from last year. This is due to growth in the smartphone market and the constant spread of new models entering the market, especially low-range handsets.
Anyone surprised at just how dominant Samsung is?