Samsung secured over 80% of South Korea’s smartphone sales in the third quarter of the year amid contracted demand for high-end gadgets, reports Counterpoint Research.
Around 3.4 million smartphones were sold in the country during the third quarter, down 10% from a year ago. Samsung’s smartphones dominated the market, capturing 84% of total sales.
Apple’s market share increased by 2% points to 15% over the cited period despite the delayed release of its latest iPhone 15 series, which became available in stores in October. The newly launched Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5’s popularity helped the company capture more market share. Meanwhile, other smartphone makers, including Motorola, held 1 percent of the market.
Samsung and Naver will introduce smart office buildings:
Samsung and Naver Cloud signed an MOU for cooperation to accelerate the growth of future intelligence smart office buildings in South Korea and the global market. Samsung plans to introduce a specialized package product to provide an integrated solution for B2B customers by linking SmartThings and 5G with Naver Cloud’s solution applied to the new Naver 1784 headquarters.
Both companies, in particular, plan to build a total platform for a future intelligent office building that expands to be user-centered, enabling integrated building control, energy access, and security management.