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.

However, Strategy Analytics says that 69.4 million Samsung smartphones have been shipped during the quarter, while IDC reports a slightly higher number: 70.7 million units.

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.

Q1 2013 Samsung Apple LG ZTE Huawei smartphone market share

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.

Author: Florin

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  • Jessy

    Sony Ericsson????????

    Well somebody is dreaming.

  • Nothing Wired

    Samsung is doing really good. And with the S4. this is only going to increase.

  • LTMP

    I would give anything for Samsung to release its actual sales numbers. Even shipped would do.

    As we often see from these reports regarding Apple sales, they are often off by as much as 20%, up or down.