IDC: Huawei behind Samsung and Apple in Q4 global smartphone market share
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.
source: IDC via TechCrunch
Global Q4 and 2012 market share
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
The big threat from China... I can feel it...
6. maxis3G (unregistered)
nokia become history...
just like siemens and motorola...
7. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
both of these companies did not meet customer demands in 2011. Putting skins over android that no one wants, not updating phones well enough, and htc putting out phones with horrible battery life.
I'm optimistic about the future for both, especially sony's new flagship.
8. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
just wait!! this year will be special for both device
but i hope its sony's year to climb up more
5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I like the Huawei D2, waterproof fullHD 5"-er with excellent design, 13MP HDR camera and 3000mAh battery, the best thing IMO after the Oppo Find 5.