Know your top smartphone and tablet makers will be sharing the latest market share of top smartphone and tablet makers in every quarter. In the third quarter of 2013, Samsung continues to top the smartphone market share chart, while Apple is the dominant player in tablet segment, according to IDC.


Top global smartphone vendors in Q3, IDC

Samsung maintained its leadership, shipping more units than the next four vendors combined. Samsung’s success was due to Galaxy S4, continued demand for the Galaxy S III, and the introduction of Galaxy Note 3. Despite the popularity of those models, Samsung mass-market smartphones helped fuel volumes.

Apple’s volumes speak to the early success of the iPhones 5S and 5C, and the softening demand of older devices prior to the new models launching. iPhone 5S lived up to the hype of the gold case and the fingerprint sensor, and the iPhone 5C with an array of colors. iPhone 5C drew mixed reactions.

Huawei relied on Asia/Pacific for the bulk of its shipment volumes.

global tablet vendors in Q3, IDC

Lenovo relied on its stronghold in Asia/Pacific, and particularly China, where the overwhelming majority of its smartphones went. Lenovo has also made continued progress in other markets, pushing into Latin America and EMEA.

For LG, key to its success was the launch of the G2 and a strong reception for the Optimus G and the Optimus G Pro.

Anand Baburajan


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