IDC: Vendors ship 50% more smartphones year over year

07/29/2013 | Mobile Marketing Magazine

An IDC report indicates smartphone shipments increased 52.3% in the second quarter compared with the year before, and the jump represents the highest annual growth rate in the past five quarters. Samsung was the lead vendor, shipping 72.4 million handsets, nearly a 50% increase compared with the second quarter last year. Apple sold 31.2 million to land in second place, and LG was third with 12.1 million shipments. Overall, vendors supplied 237.9 million phones in the quarter.

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