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Samsung captured 32.3 percent of the global smartphone market last year by shipping 319.8 million smartphones, more than twice the 15.5 percent market share held by No. 2 Apple during the same period.

Huawei, LG, and Lenovo captured the remaining three spots in the top five for 2013, shipping 50.4 million smartphones (for a 5.1 percent market share), 47.6 million units (4.8 percent), and 45.5 million (4.6 percent), respectively. All other manufacturers combined for 373.3 million, Strategy Analytics found.

Global smartphone shipments for the full year were just shy of 1 billion, but did reach a record 990.0 million units in 2013, increasing from 700.1 million in 2012, according to Strategy Analytics.

IDC, by contrast, estimates vendors delivered a total of 1.004 billion smartphones last year, up 38.4 percent from 2012.

US smartphone ownership has increased to 143 million and tablet ownership has increased to 71 million.

One Response to “1B Smartphones Sold in 2013, Samsung Gets 1/3rd”

Sam, I enjoy your blog and learn a lot. But the Smartphone Ownership facts blew me away! Thank you for finding and sharing it. I’ve passed it along to fifty other people already. You’re the best :)

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