Samsung has reaffirmed its position as the world’s highest selling smartphone manufacturer in Q2 2013 with shipments of 75.6 million compared to 48.9 million from the same period last year (Q2 2012). This shows growth of 55%, which was much expected with the arrival of the Galaxy S4 and its subsidiaries in the market. Apple was a distant second with 31.2 million shipments in Q2 2013, which is a growth of 20% from last year. We’re guessing the figures would change somewhat with the arrival of the next iPhone.
As far as countries are concerned, China is still the top market for smartphones with 88.1 million smartphones shipped during Q2 2013 while the U.S. saw 32.9 million smartphones being shipped. India was at a distant third place with over 9 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter of the year.
Overall, it was an incredible quarter for the Android platform, accounting for 80% or 190 million smartphones of all the shipments in Q2. Interestingly, little known mobile manufacturers like Lenovo and Yulong are making their way to the top 5 list leaving behind LG. However, these companies don’t have a dominant presence outside of China.
Via: Phone Arena