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April 29, 2013

Samsung continues to dominate smartphone world

The first quarter of 2013 is already in the books and world-renowned market research firm IDC (International Data Corporation) has published the result of their recent studies on who’s who in the mobile phone scene.

Unsurprisingly, Samsung and Apple still lead the pack with a combined shipment amassing to half of the total global shipments. When broken down to single unit, you’d notice that gap between Samsung and Apple has widen to a point that the South Korean firm’s volume of sales alone is more than what the other companies in the top 5 have (70.7M vs 66.7M).

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LG made it to the top 5 and currently holds the far 3rd spot after Apple. The company has regained its old place in the running thanks to the success they had with the L-Series handsets along with the Nexus 4 and Optimus G lineup. LG’s success is more than double of what they had the previous year.

The close 4th and 5th spot belongs to Huawei and ZTE respectively. These two Chinese companies have been making a big splash in the industry both inside and outside of their homeland. Huawei sales volume has grown almost twice on year-over-year which amounts to 9.9-million. Meanwhile, ZTE has shipped a total of 9.1 million smartphones last quarter and currently holds 4.2% of the total market share.

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9 Responses to “Samsung continues to dominate smartphone world”

  1. Rafael says:

    Sony not included?

  2. pons says:

    It should be under “Others”.

  3. sam says:

    that includes cheap products from Samsung. And “shipped” doesn’t mean “sold”. Samsung never shared its sold numbers…

  4. Oni says:

    lagot kayo IDC bka idemanda kayo ng Apple! hahahaha

  5. Albert Israel
    Twitter: stechienotes
    says:

    Samsung likewise lead in the Feature Phone shipments this year followed by Nokia and Apple. We can also see from the table above that this is a major comeback for LG as it is never seen from the past 2 quarters and finally made it again this 1Q13!

    I hope Sony made on the list too in the next quarter, their phones are great!

    Samsung Slaps Apple as it Doubles Market Share and Retains Smartphone Supremacy

  6. Gpro says:

    wow Surprising mukhang wala ngun dito ung LG hater na “SONY tangatic”

    “red” ang user name niya dito sa yugatech.

    siguro HIYANG-HIYA SIYA SA PANLALAIT SA LG, wala daw bumibili ng LG? LOL!
    ano ngun ang masasabi niya NGA NGA nanaman ang SONY niya?…

    @red ANO NA NAGYARI SA PINAGMAMALAKI BUMENTA mong SONY????

    SAD BUT SORRY TO TELL YOU NGA NGA KAYO ULIT…

    THE MORE YOU SPREAD LIES AGAINST LG , THE MORE NA NAPAPANSIN NG TAO KAYA NGUN MARAMI NA NAG TRIED NG LG PHONES AT NAGUSTUHAN…

    ito sayo “better luck next time…

  7. Ryan says:

    What I find funny is that all other manufacturers sells several unit of smartphone compare to apple that only has one, iPhone.

    Kudos to LG! I own an LG cookie and loved that phone! ^_^

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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