Smart phone sales exceed regular counterpart for the first time




Smart phones have made 52% of sales during the second quarter of the year

Percentage of smartphones sold to end users around the world to about 52 percent of the total mobile phone sales during the second quarter of this year, surpassing for the first time regular mobile phone sales as a result of the growth of Asian markets, according to the study published today, “Gartner research.

Smart phones grew by 46.5 percent to reach 225 million units sold during the second quarter, while sales dropped regular phones by 21 percent compared with the same period last year to reach 210 million.

“Anshol Gupta” researcher and analyst at Gartner, the main reason to bypass the regular phones smart phones is the sales growth in the Asia-Pacific region by 74 percent over the past year, especially in China and India.

Comes the growth of smartphones in Asian countries supported by the growth of low-cost smartphones, where the average price of a Smartphone in China to about $ 120, the price dips below that in countries such as India, Indonesia and the Philippines, where users pay States $ 100 or less to buy a smart phone.

The study indicated that Samsung maintained a world order where their share to 31.7 percent in increase of 29.7 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. The company sold during the second quarter of 2013 71.4 million smart phone.

Apple came in second with its sales increased to 31.9 million units but at the same time failed to keep pace with the overall growth of the market share, dropping from 18.8 percent last year to 8.8 percent this year.

The LG Korean Chinese Lenovo more developed during the second quarter of the year, growing sales of LG from 5.8 million to 11.5 million with 5.1 percent of the market share. Lenovo sales also grew by 144 percent over the last year and has sold 10.7 million units and 4.7 percent of market share.

The ZTE of China fifth in the Smartphone market and growth in sales of 6.3 million to 9.7 million units, up 4.3 percent from the market.


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