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Global smartphone sales up 42% to 968 mln

Thursday 13 February 2014 | 10:59 CET | News
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totaled 968 million units in 2013, an increase of 42.3 percent from 2012, according to Gartner. Sales of smartphones accounted for 53.6 percent of overall mobile phone sales in 2013, and exceeded annual sales of feature phones for the first time. In the fourth quarter, smartphone sales grew 36 percent year-on-year to 282.3 million units, good for 57.6 percent of overall mobile phone sales. Market leaders Samsung and Apple saw their market shares weaken slightly in Q4 in favour of the second-tier manufacturers. Samsung fell to 29.5 percent of sales

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Google / Huawei China / Lenovo / LG / Microsoft / Samsung
Countries: World
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