Slow sales of flagship smartphones from LG, HTC and Huawei to affect vendor rankings in 2014

“Slower-than-expected sales of flagship models launched by a number of smartphone vendors, including LG Electronics, HTC and Huawei, may result in significant changes of market shares in 2014, according to industry observers,” Daniel Shen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Although HTC’s flagship model, the HTC One, gained a number of awards at international events, sales of the model have been flat since its launch in late March 2013,” Shen and Shen report. “LG originally projected to sell 10 million units of its Optimus G2 flagship model in 2013, but global sales have so far reached slightly over two million units, the observers noted.”

Shen and Shen report “Huawei has so far shipped only over three million units of its latest flagship model, the Ascend P6, lagging far behind its shipment target of 10 million units.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As always, there’s just one true flagship smartphone, the world’s only brilliantphone: Apple’s iOS-powered iPhone.


  1. Just standard complexity dynamics. The first crowd rallies around King iPhone, then the anti-crowd forms around the anti-Prince [Samsung]. All others are crushed. It’s Coke and Pepsi all over again.

  2. I’m a Mac user since around 1992. For the amount of crap that we’ve had to endure over the decades there will never be an end to the total enjoyment that comes from hearing the bad news coming from other companies which is a result of the good news coming from Apple.

  3. I too am a Mac user for more than 6 years. I just recently obtained iPhones (5C) for my wife and myself. These are our first smartphones. The Walmart holiday sale finally convinced me. They are great. Samsung appears to be quite the copycat. Microsoft, on the other hand, developed their own independent concept. I applaud them for that. I prefer the iPhone but competition based on original thinking is a good thing.

    1. Really?? I’m a big fan boy for the last few years but I haven’t upgraded since the 4S.
      Would you mind telling me why you’d pay double the amount for 1.3 ghz, 1 gb ram vs 2.3ghz/2gb ram in a Nexus 5?
      I so want to stay with Apple but I’m struggling. I’ve always bought Apple as they have been the best but that’s simply not the case now.
      Between myself , my wife and four kids my total bill for Apple products is just shy of $22K since 2008 so I’ve put my money where my mouth is however unless iphone 6 is a massive step forwards I’m leaving.
      Just a fwiw, I’ve been doing a little research incase I take the whole family to the oppersition and if you think Samsung is a copycat you need to see the copies of their phones!! Amazon UK offering a Note 2 copy with specs almost the same as an iPhone 5s for £85 ($140).

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