[THE INVESTOR] Samsung Electronics saw its presence in the Japanese smartphone market reach a four-year high in the second quarter, data showed on Aug. 8.
According to data compiled by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 700,000 smartphones in Japan over the April-June period, taking up 8.8 percent of the market to become the No. 3 player.
Samsung's Galaxy Studio in Omotesando, Tokyo
The figure marks a sharp rise from 3.8 percent posted in the second quarter of 2016.
Apple stood as the leading player by selling 3.3 million units in the second quarter with its market share standing at 41.3 percent. Japan’s Sony followed with 16.3 percent, or 1.3 million units.
Sharp and Fujitsu also held market shares of 6.3 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively, over the cited period.
By Alex Lee and newswires (email@example.com)