NEW YORK, N.Y. – Research group IDC says worldwide shipments of smartphones grew 39 per cent in the most recent quarter to 258 million as Samsung and Apple maintained their dominance.
The total sets a record, beating the previous high of 237 million in the second quarter.
Samsung Electronics Co. remains the world’s largest smartphone maker, shipping more than the next four vendors combined. It shipped 81 million in the July-September quarter for a market share of 31 per cent. Apple Inc. shipped 34 million iPhones, for a market share of 13 per cent. The company introduced two new iPhones toward the end of the quarter.
Rounding out the top 5 are Huawei with 12.5 million, Lenovo with 12.3 million and LG Electronics Inc. with 12.0 million, each with a market share of less than 5 per cent.