The >USD 500 super smartphone segment is the most important, as it is where Samsung and Apple generate most of their smartphone profits. Together, Samsung and Apple’s smartphone revenue account for about 63% of total smartphone industry revenue in 2013, and about 95% of industry operating profit [Profit share is calculated by excluding the losses that tier-2 brand smartphone makers suffer]. Approximately, about 76% of Samsung’s smartphone profits are generated from the >USD 500 Galaxy S/Note series, the >USD 500 segment of Samsung and Apple combined would account for about 84% of total smartphone industry profit.
The >USD 500 superPhone category y-y growth is expected to slow to 1% in 3Q13, from 73% in 3Q12. Most consumers with purchasing power have already bought one of these superphones, and slowing innovation may be lengthening consumers’ smartphone replacement cycle
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