In the United States, when you talk about smartphones, you usually talk about how much of the rest of the market is affected by Apple’s weight. Not the case anymore.

In Counterpoint Research’s latest Market Monitor report for the first quarter, Cupertino’s lead on the other OEMs has been thinning out for the past year. It has dropped from 46 percent last year to 33 percent this year. While it still heads the pack, Samsung is nipping at the heels with a 28 percent share, 2 percent better than 2015. LG dropped 1 percent to 15 percent, but that’s after seven straight quarters of gains. Chinese brands like ZTE, Alcatel and Huawei are on the rise — story of the past year.

That’s the manufacturer picture, but what about where you get your phones?

Counterpoint is chancing that you probably got your phone this quarter from T-Mobile or MetroPCS. The two combined took in and sold 22.9 percent of the market. It barely eeks out a win against Verizon at 22.2 percent, but handily beats AT&T’s 20.2 percent and Sprint’s 16.7 percent. Other carriers shared 8.4 percent of the pie.

Third-party unlocked — or “Open Channel” — sales ticked up to 9.4 percent. Huawei quadrupled its sales from the sector while ASUS plain tripled. BLU and Coolpad each jumped by a tad over 230 percent. Sony, Nokia and HTC were the top three losers, the first two losing more than 80 percent of US unlocked business.

Source: Counterpoint
Via: FierceWireless

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