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Samsung grabs 35 percent share of 250 million total smartphone shipments in Q3 2013

According to a study released by Strategy Analysts, global smartphone shipments reached an all-time high in the third quarter this year, with more than 250 million devices shipped in what was a 45 percent increase over last year, and Samsung took the lead with a whopping 35 percent of the market share.

Samsung grew by 55 percent and shipped a record 88.4 million smartphones, more than double of Apple’s 26 percent growth compared to the same quarter last year. “Samsung shipped over two times more smartphones than Apple during the quarter,” Neil Mawston, Strategy Analytics executive director, said in a statement. “While shipments of the flagship Galaxy S4 model softened, solid demand for the new Note 3 phablet and for mass-market devices like the Galaxy Y helped to lift Samsung’s volumes.”

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