Smartphone Shipments Reached 230 Million In Q2 2013 | Samsung Shipped 31% Of All Devices

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smartphones1Latest stats from mobile analysts firm Juniper Research say the number of smartphones shipped in Q2 in 2013 hit 230 million,  almost 50% from Q2 2012 and q-o-q growth of nearly 13%.

According to the firm Samsung shipped some 72 million smartphones or for approximately 31% of all smartphone shipments in the quarter giving the South Korean firm record breaking revenues.

According to the report, Samsung might have shipped 20 million Galaxy S4 in the first two months after its April 2013 launch even though the phone’s later sales might not be low.

Apple on the other hand on the had experienced a q-o-q decline in smartphone sales, down 17% from the previous quarter. Its market share in smartphones  therefore slipped from 18% in Q1 2013 to 14% in Q2 and might need an amazing product to make it shine again and not just a cheaper product.  I Apple launches a smart wearable gadget its salvation would have come. 

However, the smartphone battle is not just between the two.

According to the report, LG shipped its highest ever smartphones sales quarter with 12 million pieces in Q2 2013, an impressive 114% from Q2 2012. LG, was just closely followed by Huawei, ZTE and Lenovo, with each exceeding an estimated 10 million shipments in the same period while Nokia shipped 11.7 million smartphones pegged to its popular Lumia range, which sold  7.4 million compared to 5.6 million in the previous quarter. Nokia also shipped 4.3 million Asha smartphones in the same period.

Canadian firm BlackBerry expects to ship around 6.9 million smartphones in their Q2 2013 as the firm is believed to have sold nearly 2.8 million BlackBerry 10 devices over the past three months.