“Is Apple Inc.’s smartphone market share set to increase in Samsungland? Presales figures for the U.S. company’s latest, large-screen models in South Korea suggest so,” Min-Jeong Lee reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Analysts estimate total presale figures for the new iPhones have reached roughly 100,000 units, which tops an estimated 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4 over a similar time frame,” Lee reports. “A spokesman for LG Uplus confirmed that the pace of the presale for the Galaxy Note 4 phone hadn’t been as fast — thus far — as for the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus.”
“‘There are concerns that Samsung will lose its only advantage, which has been its large screen sizes,’ said Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities in Seoul,” Lee reports. “In the fourth quarter, Mr. Lee reckons the shipment figures for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 pair versus the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus pair could be drastically different, with the latter outselling the former by at least five times, globally.”
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