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IDC: Battle for third place in smartphone market heats up

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jul 2013 23:48

IDC: Battle for third place in smartphone market heats up Research firm IDC has released their global market share figures for the smartphone market for the Q2 2013.
While Apple and Samsung remain the clear leaders, the real battle is for third place.

IDC estimates Samsung shipped 72.4 million smartphones during the quarter, followed by Apple at 31.2 million. Samsung's figure is 43.9 percent higher year-over-year and Apple's is 20 percent higher.

Samsung has the lion's share of the market, at 30.4 percent, down from 32.2 percent during the same quarter last year. Apple, despite the growth, fell to 13.1 percent share.

LG, Lenovo and ZTE rounded out the top five, with each seeing incredible growth. On the low end, ZTE saw 57.8 percent year-over-year growth, while LG saw 108 percent growth and Lenovo saw a massive 130.6 percent jump. LG shipped a record 12.1 million smartphones, as did Lenovo at 11.3 million and ZTE at 10.1 million.

Due to having smaller market share, big names like BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, HTC and Huawei were all lumped into the "others" category.

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