Samsung Leads Flat-Panel TVs AGAIN

Samsung led the flat-panel TV market for the 34th consecutive quarter in Q2’14, taking a 31.8% market share. This was a 1.2 percentage point QoQ rise, said NPD DisplaySearch.

LG Electronics’ share fell 0.4 percentage points in Q2, to 16.5%, while Sony and Hisense garnered 8.5% and 5.2% shares, respectively.

Throughout the first half of the year, Samsung achieved a record market share of 30.7%, followed by LG (16.7%) and Sony (7.7%).

The company also gained ground in the Q2 UltraHD TV market, taking a 43.3% share – a significant increase from 21.6% in Q1. Rising sales in China were cited as the reason for the rise. LG, on the other hand, had just 11.8% of the UltraHD market, while Sony had 10%.

Samsung’s market share of $1,500+ TVs passed 50% in Q2.