Smartphone Shipments Reach Record High, Samsung Beats Apple Again

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 10:04 Hrs
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Bangalore: Smartphone shipments have reached a record high in the third quarter with first time ever figure of 250 million units shipped globally in a single quarter, which is 45 percent more than the last year. The South Korean tech giant Samsung has retained its crown for being a top mobile shipment company in the world, and has beat Apple again, which is trailing far behind at second spot, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

"Samsung shipped over two times more Smartphones than Apple during the quarter," Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics executive director, said in a statement, as reported by CNET. "While shipments of the flagship Galaxy S4 model softened, solid demand for the new Note 3 phablet and for mass-market devices like the Galaxy Y helped to lift Samsung's volumes."

Samsung noticed 55 percent surge in Smartphone shipments over the same period last year and shipped a record 88.4 million units, accounting for the 35 percent of the market share for the third quarter.  On the contrary Apple noticed a 26 percent spike in the shipments over the same period to 33.8 million units. The Cupertino giant failed to keep pace with the industry’s overall 45 percent growth and its market share dipped from 15.6 to 13.4 percent. 

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