Mobile Industry Goes SIM-free Leaving Sony and HTC Behind
For additional information, almost one third of phones sold worldwide are now SIM-Free.
This new move by most of the mobile companies has benefited the Chinese upstarts and outranks former top mobile brands in the mobile market like HTC and Sony in the dust.
For the record, on the top mobile vendors, three of them are Chinese based companies. Those three shares 17 percent of total phone sales. For the first quarter Huawei shared 28.8 million mobile shipments that is equivalent to 8.3 percent shares. Oppo on the other hand has 16.1 million mobile sales equivalent to 4.6 percent followed by Xiaomi at 15 million sales or 4.3 percent.
Sony has been out on the list, knowing that the company regularly releases its software updates as soon as it becomes available in, and Xiaomi was on the list as it has banking issue on the market.
As for HTC and Sony has fallen the wayside, with its uncompetitive midrange device offerings in the mobile market, Samsung adjusted to the shift in the market.
Things that happen now were not there before 2014. Samsung give lower device specs at the higher price, but in total Samsung lost one percentage of the total mobile market with 81.1 million mobile shipments.
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