1 billion smartphones shipped in 2013: IDC
1 Billion Smartphones Shipped In 2013: IDC. Huawei Technologies Co, LG Electronics And Lenovo Group Were Third, Fourth And Fifth Largest Respectively
BEIJING: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion units for first time in 2013, climbing 38.4% percent from the previous year to 1.004 billion units, research firm IDC said.
Smartphones made up 55.1 percent of all mobile phone shipments last year from just over two-fifths in 2012, IDC said.
Samsung Electronics Co's market share edged up one percentage point year-on-year to 31.3% to keep its place as the world's biggest smartphone vendor, while second-place Apple Inc's fell from 18.7% to 15.3 percent, according to IDC.
Huawei Technologies Co, LG Electronics and Lenovo Group were third, fourth and fifth largest respectively, each with a market share of just under 5% in 2013.