Smartphone market share in 2013 third quarter, Huawei star performer

Strategy Analytics has released smartphone market share for third quarter of 2013. Samsung, Apple, Huawei, LG and Lenovo are the top five smartphone vendors in the world – based on shipments.

Sony, BlackBerry, Nokia, ZTE, etc. are not in top 5. Interestingly, four companies are from Asia. Two Chinese companies — Lenovo and Huawei — are part of the top 5 smartphone market share list.

In fact, Apple lost market share and this has assisted rivals to gain. But there is no surprise from Indian phone makers such as Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, Xolo, etc. Micromax will start its aggressive foreign journey — including Europe — this year.

In the third quarter of 2013, Samsung had a smartphone market share of 35.2 percent against 32.9 percent in the same period previous year.

Apple smartphone market share dipped to 13.4 percent from 15.6 percent.

Huawei smartphone market share increased to 5.1 percent from 4.4 percent.

LG smartphone share increased to 4.8 percent from 4.1 percent.

Lenovo increased its smartphone share to 4.3 percent from 3.7 percent.

Global smartphone shipments grew 45 percent to reach 251 million units in the third quarter of 2013.

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Strategy Analytics says Huawei captured 5 percent marketshare and became the world’s third largest smartphone vendor. The P6 and G610 models are driving its growth. Huawei remains very strong at home in China, but its position is less robust in other major markets like the US and Europe. Huawei will need to expand aggressively in the American and European markets if it wants to seriously challenge the big two of Samsung and Apple next year.

editor@telecomlead.com