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Samsung tops global TV market for 15th straight year in 2020: report


Samsung Electronics Co. remained the world's leading TV vendor for the 15th straight year in 2020 on the back of its QLED and large TVs, a report showed Wednesday.

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The South Korean tech giant had a market share of a record 31.9 percent in terms of sales revenue last year, according to data from industry researcher Omdia, extending its lead in the global TV market for the 15th consecutive year.

Samsung became the world's top TV manufacturer in 2006, powered by the success of its Bordeaux TV series.

Samsung said its strategy to focus on premium QLED and large-size TVs helped the company earn a record market share.

Samsung sold 7.79 million units of QLED TVs last year, up from 5.32 million units in 2019, the Omdia report showed. QLED TVs accounted for 35.5 percent of its total TV sales revenue.

In the premium TV segment, which refers to TVs priced above $2,500 or higher, Samsung led with a market share of 45.4 percent in terms of revenue.

The company also had the dominant position in the 80-inch or larger TV sector with a market share of 50.8 percent. (Yonhap)

Published : February 24, 2021

By : The Korea Herald/ANN