IDC: Samsung Ships Double The Smartphone Numbers As Apple, Lenovo Make Big Again

Posted on Jul 26 2013 - 12:25pm by Editorial Staff

According to the IDC latest report, the worldwide mobile phone market grew 6.0% on year-over-year basis in the second quarter of 2013. The vendors whipped a total of 432.1 million mobile phones all together in the quarter compared to 407.7 million units in the same quarter a year ago. Other big thing on note is that during the quarter, Apple and Samsung both seems losing their smartphone market share as Lenovo and other see greater growth.


“The smartphone market is still a rising tide that’s lifting many ships,” said Kevin Restivo, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. “Though Samsung and Apple are the dominant players, the market is as fragmented as ever. There is ample opportunity for smartphone vendors with differentiated offerings.”

Apple during the quarter shipped 31.2 million units holding a 13.1 percent share of the market, which is actually down on 16.6 percent in second quarter 2012 while Samsung shipped 72.4 million smartphones during the quarter. LG during the quarter shipped 12.1 million smartphone shipments while Lenovo again becomes one of top five vendors with shipped around 11.3 million devices.

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