Global smartphone shipments to crack 600 million units this year, Samsung leading the way

Global smartphone shipments to crack 600 million units this year, Samsung leading the way
The world's smartphone penetration is developing much faster than anyone predicted, and is said to reach 17% of all phones sold this year, with 40% by the end of 2016, so there is a lot of market to be gained or lost in the next few years still.

We had roughly 452 million smartphones shipped in 2011, and this year they are projected to increase to 614 million units, according to the Taiwanese MIC institute, which would be a mindboggling 35.8% increase, mostly for the sake of featurephones worldwide. 

As far as marketshare goes, the predictions go to Samsung with 21.7%, followed by Apple with 18.7%, Nokia with 15.6%, then HTC and RIM with 10.9% and 8.6%, respectively. That leaves only about 20% for all other brands, but surprises can certainly come from anywhere this year.

source: MIC via BGR

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8 Comments

1. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nokia can still be in the top 3. Looks abnormal.

2. Jericho unregistered

Lg and sony(without ericsson) are in those 20% wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong lg will not be the same as last year they are gonna be better this year i guarantee it. And for sony after it completely breaks up with ericsson its gonna create such a fuss that people are gonna die to buy it because sony's integration with its tv and psn stuff. so once again wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong!

3. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Sony Ericsson in that 20%. My heart is broken :(

7. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

why are you so suprised...

4. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Samsung makes good products, good for them.

5. iamca

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

6. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Oh please.

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Taco?

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