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).
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.