Samsung over the last year weakened its positions on the markets of smartphones, tablets and smart watches
According to Strategy Analytics and IDC, Samsung in the fourth quarter of last year weakened its positions on the markets of smartphones, tablets and smart watches. The reasons for this are fiasco Samsung Galaxy Note7, the over-saturation of the market and big competition from Chinese manufacturers.
According to Strategy Analytics, the share of Samsung Electronics in the market of smart watches in the fourth quarter decreased by 6.2%. As a result, the company took only 9.8% of the market, having 800 thousand smart hours. Analyst Stephen Walter (Stephen Walter) believes that the company can improve its position by releasing more accessible to a wider audience model.
If we talk about smartphones, the Samsung especially has been weakened in China, which is the largest market for these devices. In this country, Samsung has moved from second place to fifth. However, analysts believe that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is to help the company to improve its position.
The share of Samsung in the tablet market declined from 16.1 to 15.2% last year. Tablet shipments declined 20.5% to 26.6 million units. The situation needs to fix Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, announcement of which is expected at MWC 2017.