Samsung’s has topped the global smartphone market share in 1Q12; Report


The smartphone market in the world has grown by 42.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012 as reported by IDC, a market advisory service.

Interesting thing of the report is that the Samsung has gotten number one spot in the smartphone as well as the overall mobile phone sales with 29.1% of the smartphone market this year as compared to 11.3% in the last year. Although, the share of the Apple in the smartphone market has grown by about 6% but the overall shares of the company in the smartphone market is about 24%.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]In the case of other smartphone manufacturers such as Nokia, RIM and HTC, their overall smartphone share in the market has seen a decline of about 50%. In the case of Nokia, the market has dropped by more than half.

Chart: Top Five WW Smartphone Vendors, 1Q 2012, Five Quarter Market Share Changes (Units)Description: Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, May 1, 2012Note: Vendor shipments are branded shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors.IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker provides smart phone and feature phone market data in 54 countries by vendor, device type, air interface, operating systems and platforms, and generation. Over 20 additional technical segmentations are provided. The data is provided four times a year and includes historical and forecast trend analysis. For more information, or to subscribe to the research, please contact Kathy Nagamine at 1-650-350-6423 or For more information about this tracker go to: IDC, Tracker, Mobile Phone, Mobile Phones, Mobile Phone Tracker, 1Q201 …Author: IDCcharts powered by iCharts

“The race between Apple and Samsung remained tight during the quarter, even as both companies posted growth in key areas,” said Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends program. “Apple launched its popular iPhone 4S in additional key markets, most notably in China, and Samsung experienced continued success from its Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet and other Galaxy smartphones. With other companies in the midst of major strategic transitions, the contest between Apple and Samsung will bear close observation as hotly-anticipated new models are launched.”

This report also shows a decline in the mobile phone market.

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