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Q3 smartphone shipments: 5-inch Phablets make 14.5%. Windows Phone outsells iOS in 19 markets.



Canalysis has released its report about Q3 smartphone shipments and it throws light on some important points,

  • Samsung and Apple, maintained their positions, with market shares of 34% and 15% respectively. Huawei, Lenovo and LG completed the top five.
  • Phablets accounted for 22% of shipments or 56 million units. 66% of these 56 million smart phones had a 5″ display, 31% had screens between 5″ and 6″, while just 3% had 6″ or larger screens.
  • Greater China (China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) again grew the most, by 64%, with nearly 100 million units shipping. Greater China now accounts for 39% of the global market. Latin America had the second highest growth rate, at 59%, though it is the smallest region, with 19 million units shipping.
  • Android and iOS market shares were static QoQ, but Windows Phone increased its share of the market to 4%. It increased its shipments by 185% to 9.2 million units against Q3 2012. It became the second biggest OS in 19 countries beating iOS, in Finland, with a 39% share; Vietnam, with 16%; Italy, with 15%; Thailand, with 11%; Turkey, with 11%; and Russia, with 8%.

It seems Android will maintain its lead going ahead because of its wide product offering across various price points and iOS may soon be challenged by Windows Phone in more markets.

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