Samsung still dominates US mobile phone market: fresh figures show

While popular gadgets maker Apple is stretching its reach, rival electronics manufacturer Samsung is leading supplier of mobile phones in the US, figures compiled by market researcher ComScore revealed.

According to ComScore, 25.6 per cent of US mobile subscribers in the quarter to November 11 had Samsung handsets, while Apple handsets accounted for only 11.2 per cent.

Samsung topped the list but its share could rise merely 0.3 per cent from the previous quarter. On the other hand, Apple lagged far behind at fourth spot, but its quarter-on-quarter rise of 1.4 per cent in its market share was the greatest.

Apple and Samsung were the only manufacturers in the top five to enjoy rise in their market shares during the three-month period.

LG, Motorola and beleaguered smartphone manufacturer RIM grabbed second, third and fifth spots, with 20.5 per cent, 13.7 per cent and 6.5 per cent of the US market share respectively, but one thing was common in all of these manufacturers- they suffered a fall in their respective shares.

LG saw 0.5 per cent drop in its market share, while Motorola’s share slipped 0.3 per cent. Canadian manufacturer RIM reported the biggest percentage loss, declining 0.6 per cent from the last quarter.