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Mobile phone sales: Samsung tops, Nokia falls

Last updated on: May 16, 2013 07:50 IST

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The worldwide mobile phone sales totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7 per cent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc.

Worldwide smartphone sales totaled 210 million units in the first quarter of 2013, up 42.9 percent from the first quarter of 2012.

The Asia/Pacific region was the only region to show growth in mobile phone sales this quarter, with a 6.4 per cent increase year-on-year. 

China saw its mobile phone sales increase 7.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, and its sales represented 25.7 per cent of global mobile phone sales, up nearly 2 percentage points year-on-year.

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Samsung

Sales: 100.65 million
Market share: 23.6%

Samsung topped the sales chart, growing 13 per cent in the first quarter of 2013. Its share of smartphones reached 30.8 per cent, up 3.2 percentage points from the first quarter of 2012.

"We expect the new Galaxy S4 to be very popular despite being more of an evolution than a truly revolutionary device compared to the S3," said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner.

(Sales, market share: Q1, 2013)

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Nokia

Rank: 2

Sales: 63.21 million

Market share: 14.8%

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Apple

Rank: 3

Sales: 38.33 million

Market share: 9%

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LG Electronics

Sales: 15.61 million

Market share: 3.7%

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ZTE

Rank: 5

Sales: 14.60 million

Market share: 3.4%

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Huawei Technologies

Rank: 6

Sales: 11.11 million

Market share: 2.6%

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TCL Communication

Rank: 7

Sales: 8.51 million

Market share: 2%

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Sony Mobile Communications

Rank: 8

Sales:  7.95 million

Market share: 1.9%

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Lenovo

Rank: 9

Sales: 7.77 million

Market share: 1.8%

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Yulong

Rank: 10

Sales: 7.47 million

Market share: 1.8%

Other mobile vendors

Sales: 150.55 million

Market share: 35.4%



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