Samsung boots Apple out of top spot as world's biggest camera phone maker

(Image credit: Samsung)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is now officially the world's biggest camera phone maker again, kicking Apple off the top spot to reclaim its crown. The first financial quarter saw Samsung capturing a fifth of the overall global shipments of camera phones, shipping 76.5 million units with a 22% share of the market. 

Meanwhile, Apple shipped just 52.4 million iPhones, giving it a 15% share of the market that saw it drop to second place behind Samsung. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.