Q3 2013 smartphone data shows Samsung and Apple continue dominance

Summary:The latest smartphone shipment data is in and smartphone growth continues. Samsung retains a large lead with Apple staying fairly steady.

Q3 2013 smartphone data shows Samsung and Apple continue dominance
Image: IDC

The Q3 2013 smartphone shipment figures just came in from IDC and Juniper Research with data showing continued growth in this sector.

Samsung continues as the leading smartphone vendor with 31 to 34 percent, depending on the analyst, of the smartphone market with Apple solidly in 2nd place with 13 percent of the market.

Samsung and Apple will likely show continued dominance and success through the holiday season with their newest line of devices available now for consumers.

Huawei, Lenovo, and LG are all about the same at 4.6 to 4.8 percent with the undefined Others category consuming 41.3 percent.

Nokia shipped a record 8.8 million Lumia devices in the 3rd quarter, but that still puts them into the Others category. Devices revealed at Nokia World will be sold in the 4th quarter so there is a chance Nokia could move up significantly, especially considering that the current 3-5 spots are held by companies all with about the same shipment figures.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, iPhone, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphones, Windows


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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