Throughout the year, sales of cell phones made up 53.6 % of the total smart phone sales baseding on data released by research studio company Gartner.
In terms of phone brand names, there’s been a significant change with heavyweights like HTC, BlackBerry (erstwhile Research Moving) as well as Motorola deficient to the checklist of the leading 10 mobile phone vendors (by unit sales).
Wonder who were the globe’s leading 10 mobile phone makers that pushed these titans out of the list? Continue reading to find out …
Samsung marketed 444 million smart phones in 2013 with a 24.6 % market share, an increase of 2.6 percent points compared with in 2013 when the South Korean giant marketed 384 million smart phones.
The business went to the pole position even in 2012.
The Finnish phone giant that marketed its devices business to Microsoft continued to be the 2nd largest player clocking sales of 250.79 million smart phone devices in 2013.
Occupying a market share of 13.9 %, a decline as compared to 2012 when its share was 19.1 %, Nokia witnessed a general fall in sales numbers.
Baseding on Gartner, Apple which only sells cell phones, was the 3rd largest player, selling 150.78 million units of its apples iphone in 2013.
The Cupertino giant had a market share of 8.3 %. For context, the company marketed 130.13 million cell phones in 2012.
The various other South Oriental electronics large signed up a minor growth of 0.5 percent points in market share to regulate 3.8 % in 2013.
The business marketed 69.02 million smart phones, a surge compared to regarding 58 million devices it marketed in 2012. LG has gone up one placement compared with in 2014.
Chinese network equipment and devices significant ZTE was the 5th biggest mobile smartphone vendor.
The company sold 59. 89 million phones, regulating a 3.3 % market share, and registering a decline of 0.6 portion points.
It had actually marketed 67.34 million phones, in 2014. In 2014, ZTE was the 4th largest cellphone maker.
The various other Chinese gamer, Huawei, saw an increase in the sales of its smart phones. The company took care of to offer 53.29 million devices in 2013 with a market share of 2.9 %.
It had offered 47.28 million phones in 2012. Huawei was the 6th biggest cellphone vendor, even in 2013.
The Chinese international firm that markets phones under the Alcatel brand, marketed 49.53 million devices of cellphones in 2013.
The firm signed up a market share of 2.7 %. It had actually sold 37.17 million phones in 2012.
‘Lenovo has been lately in the news for acquiring Motorola mobile phone company from Google. The company, which is a key player in the Chinese market, took care of to market 45.28 million mobile phones in 2013.
It has a market share of 2.5 %, a boost compared with 2012 when its share was 1.6 %. Lenovo is a new entrant in the leading 10 displacing BlackBerry.’
Among the major Android cell phone makers, Sony was amongst the tail-enders among cell phone makers in terms of device sales.
The business merely marketed 37.59 million phones registering a market share of 2.1 %, in 2013.
The Japanese titan had actually sold 31.39 million phones in 2012. Sony was not component of the top-10 checklist, in 2013.
The Chinese tool maker that offers phones under the Coolpad brand name was the tenth largest cellphone manufacturer in regards to device sales in 2013.
The company sold 32.60 million phones regulating a share of 1.8 %. Yulong makes a shock access displacing troubling mobile phone giant HTC.