Samsung dominates mobile phone market in Q3
The numbers for the global mobile phone market are in for Q3 of 2013 and Samsung has come out a huge winner. The numbers show that Samsung shipped more phones than Nokia, Apple, and LG combined. Samsung captured 29% of the global mobile phone market during Q3 according to Strategy Analytics.
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Samsung shipped a total of 120.1 million mobile phones last quarter. Overall Q3 racked up a 17% increase in global mobile phone shipments compared to a year ago. Strategy Analytics says that much of the strong demand for Samsung devices came courtesy of the popular Note 3 and the Galaxy Y as well as other mass-market devices.
The second place spot in the global mobile phone market went to Nokia with 15.5% of the market. Apple had 8% of the global mobile phone market for Q3 with LG grabbing 4.4%. The fifth-place spot went to Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei with 3.5% of the market. Nokia's share of the mobile phone market around the world was down significantly compared to a year ago.
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"Nokia shipped a slightly better-than-expected 64.6 million mobile phones worldwide in Q3 2013," Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston said in a statement. "Nokia's 15 percent global mobile phone market share is showing signs of stabilizing sequentially as demand for the Microsoft Lumia smartphone range is improving. However, Nokia's feature phone unit remains a problem-child as global volumes dipped -27 percent year-over-year."