DHAKA: Samsung extended its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market in the third quarter as Chinese manufacturers also made inroads.
A survey showed on Tuesday, The Straits Times publishes this report on Wednesday.
The worldwide smartphone market saw record sales in the quarter, with growth of 38.8 percent from a year ago and 258.4 million units sold, the IDC survey said.
The South Korean electronics giant Samsung widened its lead, shipping 81.2 million smartphones, boosting its market share by nearly half a percentage point to 31.4 percent.
Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones in the quarter, but its growth was slower than the overall market, so its share slipped to 13.1 percent from 14.4 percent a year ago.
BDST: 1355 HRS, OCT 30, 2013