Mobile phone shipments reach over 370 million in Q1 2011
Mobile phone shipments reached 371.8 million in the first quarter of the year and while the top five phone manufacturers haven't changed, other phone makers have managed to squeeze out the most of the situation and gain market share, according to data from market analysts IDC.
The big five are still headed by Nokia, which managed to sell 108.5 million handsets, translating into a 29.2% market share, down from 34.7% in the same period last year. Samsung is the second-largest phone maker, with a total of 70 million handsets or 18.8% of the market, a healthy grow over the 64.3 million units the company shipped in the first quarter of 2010.
LG Electronics is the only loser in the top five phone makers ranking third with 24.5 million shipped phones, or 6.6% share, down from 27.1 million in Q1 2010. It's also trailed by Apple, which managed to push 18.7 million iPhones in the quarter and capture a 5.0% share, but the company is the only one represented exclusively with high-end devices. ZTE is also showing growth with 15.1 million shipped handsets granting the Chinese company a global share of 4.1%.
Other manufacturers have grown their share, and we would look for the reason in Nokia's transition plan, which seems to have opened a lot of opportunities for other companies.
1. Plethora (unregistered)
I guess its all in what you choose to highlight about the numbers. Looking @ Samsung (my favorite), The volume is up by nearly 6 million over last year BUT their market share has (surprisingly) DROPPED by 2 percent from last year. Well, maybe the Galaxy S2 will help them out a bit.
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Actually that may be because the number of people that are trying to get smartphone gets bigger, dumb phone sales will keep dropping, I think this is why they are working harder on the gs2
2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
370 million phones will end up in a landfill or your drawer in 2 years :)
4. AppleFUD (unregistered)
more like year for iPhone users. . . or less for those that just can't wait and must have the white version now because it's oh so unique.
5. bluechrism (unregistered)
Have to say, I'm Surprised HTC isn't selling enough to be in the top 5.
6. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)
How did ZTE get up there?! o.O What happened to HTC? Motorola? RIM? Surprising indeed!
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Motorola has being out of commission for a while, they are staring to recover, HTC is a new company and only makes smartphones rim.... I have no clue