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World's top 10 mobile phone companies

November 20, 2013 14:32 IST

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Mobile phone sales across the world totaled 455.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 5.7 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner, Inc.

The sales of smartphones accounted for 55 percent of overall mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2013, and reached their highest share to date. 

Gartner analysts said global mobile phone sales are on pace to reach 1.81 billion units in 2013, a 3.4 percent increase from 2012.

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Samsung

Rank: 1

Q3 2013 sales: 117 million

Market share: 25.7% 

Samsung continued its lead in the overall mobile phone market, as its market share totaled 25.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013.

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Nokia

Rank: 2

Q3 2013 sales: 63 million

Market share: 13.8%

Nokia did better than anticipated in the third quarter of 2013, reaching 63 million mobile phones, thanks to sales of both Lumia and Asha series devices. 

An expanded Lumia portfolio, helped Nokia move up to the No. 8 spot in the global smartphone market as well.

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Apple

Rank: 3

Q3 2013 sales: 30 million

Market share: 6.7%

Gartner believes the price difference between the iPhone 5c and 5s is not enough in mature markets, where prices are skewed by operator subsidies, to drive users away from the top of the line model. 

In emerging markets, the iPhone 4S will continue to be the volume driver at the low end as the lack of subsidy in most markets leaves the iPhone 5c too highly priced to help drive further penetration. 

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LG Electronics

Rank: 4

Q3 2013 sales: 18 million

Market share: 4%

LG is at the third position in smartphone sales with 12 million units sold in the third quarter of 2013.

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ZTE

Rank: 5

Q3 2013 sales: 13.6 million

Market share: 3%

“Sales of feature phones continued to decline and the decrease was more pronounced in markets where the average selling price (ASP) for feature phones was much closer to the ASP affordable smartphones,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner.

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Huawei

Rank: 6

Q3 2013 sales: 13.5 million

Market share: 3%

Huawei which also ranks fifth in smartphone sales is one of the biggest telecommunications companies headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong.

In markets such as China and Latin America, demand for feature phones fell significantly as users rushed to replace their old models with smartphones, Gartner said.

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Lenovo

Rank: 7

Q3 2013 sales: 12.9 million

Market share: 2.9%

Lenovo moved to the No. 7 spot in the global mobile phone market, with sales reaching approximately 13 million units in the third quarter of 2013. 

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TCL Communication

Rank: 8

Q3 2013 sales: 12.3 million

Market share: 2.7%

Forty-one per cent of all Android sales were in mainland China, compared to 34 percent a year ago. TCL Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong. 

Samsung is the only non-Chinese vendor in the top 10 Android players ranking in China.

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Sony Mobile Communications

Rank: 9

Q3 2013 sales: 9.75 milllion

Market share: 2.1%

Sony has seen sales rise to 9.75 million handsets from 8.2 million handsets in third quarter of 2012.

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Yulong

Rank: 10

Q3 2013 sales: 8.8 million

Market share: 1.9%

Yulong is the third largest Android vendor in China with a 9.7 percent market share in the third quarter of 2013. 

 

 


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