“Things aren’t looking too rosy for Samsung at the moment. Having seen profits slip due to its falling mobile sales, the flailing South Korean tech giant is reportedly considering throwing in the towel altogether in Japan, where it’s struggling more than elsewhere,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Android.
“Samsung currently represents a miniscule 4 percent of the Japanese smartphone market, which puts it in sixth place,” Dormehl reports. “According to sources with Samsung, staying in Japan is actually losing rather than gaining the company money.”
“While Samsung hasn’t traditionally been a top-seller in Japan, here in 2015 it’s doing worse than ever: with the company’s favorite metric, marketshare, shrinking from 17 percent two years ago to low single digits today,” Dormehl reports. “Apple, on the other hand, is doing well.”
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