Samsung and Apple are obviously the two dominating forces at work on the world stage, and just like Windows Phone is vying to shore up its ascent in the operating system standing, Huawei, ZTE and LG are positioned for a knock-down drag-out fight to take on a decisive chunk of third largest number of units shipped.
Smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2013 are up over 45% compared to the same quarter last year. The gains made by LG, ZTE and Huawei are modest compared to Samsung, but are trending positive compared to Apple whose growth is showing signs of hitting a plateau with its current product line-up.
The trio’s gains in market share are coming at the expense of Apple and all the other manufacturers. This also shores up Asia’s hold, and likely a continued ascent by China into the top manufacturers for the foreseeable future.
source: Strategy Analytics