Global sales of smartphones have for the first time ever rounded a round billion. Samsung leads the way.
There is a good time in the market for smartphones, which for the first time has hit 1 billion units sold in one year-an increase of 38.4 percent from 2012.
It shows the new figures from IDC.
Smartphones now represents 55.1 percent of the total mobile market.
Samsung retains its position as the market leader, with a market share of 31.3 per cent, which, however, refers to a slight decline. Samsung, however, still has a double-digit lead over the nearest rival, Apple, which has a market share of 15.3 percent.
Followed by Huawei with 4.9 percent of the market, closely pursued by LG with 4.8 percent and Lenovo with 4.5 percent, while the category Other accounts for the remaining 39.3 percent.
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