Samsung shipped 70 million smartphones in Q1 2013, almost twice as many as Apple. Nokia and BlackBerry not in top five
Samsung has managed to ship a record of about 70 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2013 (January – March).
The South Korean company unveiled its Q1 2013 financial results this morning, but it didn’t provide exact sales numbers.
In both cases, Samsung managed to ship almost twice as many smartphones as Apple (37.4 million units) – with “hero products” including the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.
Samsung’s global smartphone market share rose from 28.8% in Q1 2012 to 32.7 % in Q1 2013.
The third place on the smartphone market is taken – for the very first time – by LG. As we already reported, LG sold 10.3 million units in Q1 2013. Next come Huawei (9.9 million units) and ZTE (9.1 million units).
Nokia, HTC, Sony, BlackBerry and Motorola obviously did not make it to top five.
A total of 216.2 million smartphones (from all vendors) have been shipped in the first quarter of the year.
As for overall mobile phone sales in Q1, Samsung is king here, too, with 115 million units, and a 27.5% market share. Nokia is second (61.9 million units, 14.8% market share), followed by Apple, LG, and ZTE.
In Q2, Samsung will certainly continue to dominate the market, as it has new smartphones like the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Grand, or Galaxy Win.