Samsung may be heading for a smartphone slowdown, says an article on EcommerceTimes.com by
“Six years ago the smartphone market changed. The Apple iPhone and Google Android entered the space. Samsung sells the Galaxy smartphones, which uses Google Android and they are the number one seller of Androids today. Apple and
Last fall Apple growth started to slow. That is the reason their share price has fallen. This spring Samsung held a great Galaxy S4 launch event, and it appeared they were not affected by the Apple problem. “However it now appears they are beginning to experience the same problems as Apple,” says Kagan.
“This should have been expected. No growth wave simply rides straight up. Every growth wave grows, crests then falls. Companies can continue to grow if they create the next wave to ride,” says Kagan.
“The same thing is now starting to happen with Samsung. Once everyone who wants a smartphone, has a smartphone, then changes have to occur. Handset makers like Apple and Samsung will start trying to win customers away from each other. They can also make less expensive models. However customers have found their own way around the pricing obstacle. They are buying last years models at steep discounts,” says Kagan.
Going forward the carriers and handset makers are going to try and win customers from each other rather than focusing on first time smartphone customers. The good news is that will mean better quality handsets and customer service. So that is a win for customers.
“The stress right now seems to be on Apple and Samsung with their higher priced handsets. Lower priced handset manufacturers who sell Google Android might see growth. However going forward this is a challenge. What is the solution? What will change going forward? Those are the questions being asked today. Stay tuned,” says Kagan.
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