IDC: Smartphone shipments up 39 percent in 3Q

October 29th, 2013 in Technology / Business

Research group IDC says worldwide shipments of smartphones grew 39 percent in the most recent quarter to 258 million as Samsung and Apple maintained their dominance.

The total sets a record, beating the previous high of 237 million in the second quarter.

Samsung Electronics Co. remains the world's largest smartphone maker, shipping more than the next four vendors combined. It shipped 81 million in the July-September quarter for a of 31 percent. Apple Inc. shipped 34 million iPhones, for a market share of 13 percent. The company introduced two new iPhones toward the end of the quarter.

Rounding out the top 5 are Huawei with 12.5 million, Lenovo with 12.3 million and LG Electronics Inc. with 12.0 million, each with a market share of less than 5 percent.

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