One in three phones are Samsung
No. 1 phone maker Samsung captured a “record” 29 percent share of the global phone market, followed by Nokia and Apple in Q3, new figures from Strategy Analytics show.
Apple’s mobile marketshare stands at 8 percent – up 1% in 12 months.
Samsung shipped a massive 120.1 million phones in the third quarter – more than rivals Nokia, Apple and LG put together.
The Korean giant grew 17% y-oy, driven by a demand for the new Note 3 and mass-market devices like Galaxy Y, and sold over 40m Galaxy S4’s.
Total mobile shipments grew 7 percent to 418 million in Q3, globally.
Meanwhile China vendor Huawei jumped to fifth place in the rankings.
As confirmed in an earnings call yesterday, Apple shipped 33.8 million iPhones in Q3, up 26 percent year on year
Apple is growing faster than the mobile industry, thanks to the new iPhone 5s and 5c releases.
“We expect Apple to gain further mobile phone shares in the upcoming fourth quarter of 2013 due to high demand for its new iPhone 5s model” says Neil Mawson, Strategy Analytics analyst.
Nokia, still the worlds No. 2 phone maker, shipped a better-than-expected 64.6 million mobiles.
Now owned by Microsoft, Nokia’s 15 percent marketshare is showing signs of stabilizing as demand for Lumia smartphone range improves. However, Nokia’s feature or ‘dumb’ phones remain a “problem-child”, as global volumes dip -27%, Mawson warns.
Smartphones accounted for 60 percent of phones shipped, meaning ‘dumb’ phone demand contracted, once again, in Q3.
Ascending smartphone maker LG maintained upward momentum, shipping 18.3 million phones, up 4 million compared to Q3 ’12.
LG is expanding rapidly in Europe, but China and India remain major weak spots.
But the Chinese are also in play.
Huawei bagged the No. 5 spot in Q3 holding 3 percent marketshare – driven mainly by P6 and G610 smartphones.
TCL – Alcatel and Coolpad are currently the fastest-growing major brands. Coolpad is expanding in China, while TCL -Alcatel is gaining in Latin America and Europe.
The 7 percent growth rate of the overall mobile phone market is at its highest level since 2011, driven by healthier demand for 4G and 3G models.