Smartphone shipment hits the record of 230 million in Q2 2013
Strategy Analytics is a global organization with analysts, who conduct primary research and manage consulting projects with a high degree of control and, as a result, impeccable data integrity. According to a recent research by Strategy Analytics the shipment of smartphone has jumped from 156.5 million to 229.6 million (Q2 2012 – Q2 2013).
The report also mentioned the fact that the Samsung holds the 56% of smartphone shipment and it confidently claims 33% market share in Q2 2013, which is 2X more than Apple. The global smartphone market share of Apple is 14% and this is considered at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2010.[blockquote cite=”Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics”] The current iPhone portfolio is under-performing and Apple is at risk of being trapped in a pincer movement between rival 3-inch Android models at the low-end and 5-inch Android models at the high-end
In Q2 2013, the global shipment of LG reached to 12.1 million units and the main reasons for LG’s success are the popular models i-e LG Optimus and LG Nexus. The Chinese suppliers are also strong competition for the smartphone industry as ZTE shipped 11.5 million smartphones and it claims a market share of 5% market share in Q2 2013.[info]In Q2 2013:
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- Samsung holds first position in market share
- Apple is at second
- LG stands in third spot
- ZTE and Huawei to grab a 5% market share
- Nokia still continues to struggle as its shipment fell from 83.7 million to 61.1 million (27%)
This was the latest report on the growth of mobile phone industry by Strategy Analytics.