Samsung set a record for smartphones shipped in a quarter, with 63.7 million units sent out in Q4, and for the year with 215.8 million shipped. That is a 129% gain over last year. The Korean manufacturer had a 39.6% share of the global smartphone market for the year, up from 19% in 2011. For the quarter, Sammy's market share was 29% Including featurephones, Samsung was number one for the quarter shipping 111.2 million units for a 23% share.
The 47.8 million Apple iPhone units shipped by Apple in the forth quarter put it second behind Samsung in the smartphone race with 21.8% of the market. For the year, Apple shipped 136.8 million iPhones for a 25.1% slice of the pie. Including featurephones, Nokia's 86.3 million total for the quarter put it ahead of Apple. ZTE and Huawei rounded out the total mobile phone top five for the three month period.
Chart: Worldwide Smartphone Vendors Market Share, 2012 Q4Description: IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker provides smart phone and feature phone market data in 60 countries and 8 regions by vendor, device type, air interface, operating systems and platforms, and generation. Over 20 additional technical segmentations are provided. The data is provided four times a year and includes historical and forecast trend analysis. For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or email@example.com.Further detail about this tracker can be found at:http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=37Tags: Samsung, Apple, Huawei, ZTE, Sony, Mobile Phone, Smartphone, IDC, tracker, Q4 2012, mobile phones, 4Q 2012, market share, galaxy, iPhone, Android, iOS, Holiday QuarterAuthor: IDCcharts powered by iCharts