UK sales figures: Samsung sales flat in October, Nokia claw back to 3rd place

UK sales figures: Samsung sales flat in October, Nokia claw back to 3rd place

UK mobile phone sales figures obtained by Mobile have revealed that Samsung’s smartphone sales remained flat during the month of October while Nokia leapfrogged Sony back into third position in the market.

Apple maintained its strong sales following the launch of the iPhone 6, achieving over 40% market share right up into the first week of November.

Major rival Samsung fared less well during November with largely flat sales. The Korean manufacturer improved its share to a quarter of the market in the first week of the month but failed to improve further for the remainder of the period.

Nokia managed to overhaul Sony and reclaim its place as the third most popular smartphone manufacturer in the market. Sony had outsold Nokia in the five weeks prior to the end of October when the Finnish manufacturer battled back to overtake its Japanese rival.

In terms of operating systems, Android recovered from the launch of the iPhone to regain its position as the most popular OS. Although the difference between the two systems remained close with both at over 40% of the market.

Apple dominated the top handsets for October, with the iPhone 6 the largest selling, followed by the 5S and 5C. Samsung’s Galaxy S5 was the third largest selling but its figures were less than half that of the iPhone 6.  

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