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what is your favourite mobile brand?
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naeem1048 days ago

samsung
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Smartphone sales were on the rise again during the quarter, toppling sales of feature phones for the first time, according to data from Gartner.
Samsung was out in front with more than 71 million units sold, thanks to its Galaxy S 4 smartphone, up almost 30 percent from the same time period last year. Apple came in second with about 32 million iPhones sold.
"Smartphones accounted for 51.8 percent of mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in smartphone sales surpassing feature phone sales for the first time," Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner, said in a statement.
IDC, however, said that milestone occurred a little earlier in the year. Back in April, the firm said 418.6 million mobile phones were shipped in Q1 2013, including 216.2 million smartphones — more than half of the total market.
Whenever it happened, the news is not particularly surprising. Consumers have increasingly been trading in their flip phones for more feature-rich smartphones in order to access email, the Web, and apps on the go.
The question is, can anyone top Samsung in the smartphone race? For now, it seems like the South Korean phone giant has a comfortable lead. Still, Gupta encouraged Samsung to be more aggressive in mid-tier and emerging markets. "Innovation cannot be limited to the high end," he said.
Apple, meanwhile, saw strong iPhone sales during the quarter, but it's average selling price (ASP) took a hit due to the popularity of the iPhone 4 among new smartphone buyers. In many cases, consumers can nab this earlier iPhone for free with a two-year carrier contract.
"Apple's ASP demonstrates the need for a new flagship model, [but] it is risky for Apple to introduce a new lower-priced model too," said Gupta. "Although the possible new lower-priced device may be priced similarly to the iPhone 4 at $300 to $400, the potential for cannibalization will be much greater than what is seen today with the iPhone 4. Despite being seen as the less expensive sibling of the flagship product, it would represent a new device with the hype of the marketing associated with it."
Rounding out the top five smartphone makers are LG, Lenovo, and ZTE. Nokia was nowhere to be found, but when counting mobile phones sales overall, it landed at No. 2.
"With the recent announcement of the Lumia 1020, Nokia has built a wide portfolio of devices at multiple price points, which should boost Lumia sales in the second half of 2013," Gupta said. "However, Nokia is facing tough competition from Android devices, especially from regional and Chinese manufacturers which are more aggressive in terms of price points."
Android was the top mobile OS for the quarter, eating up 79 percent of the global smartphone market share. Apple's iOS had 14.2 percent, while Microsoft's Windows Phone platform topped BlackBerry with 3.3 percent, up from 2.6 percent from last year.

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