According to the study of the analytical agency Abi Research, in the first quarter of this year, 405 million mobile phones were shipped to the market. Of these, 197 million were smartphones.
Compared to last year, the supply of smartphones increased by 38%. But the so -called Feature Phones distinguished themselves with a decline of 5.2%. The total telephone market grew by 12%. The share of smartphones for the first time amounted to 49%.
As noted by the senior ABI Research Analyst Michael Morgan, Samsung Electronics pleased with confident growth, while Apple was a decline in growth rate and a decrease in gross margin. Nokia has shipped only 6.1 million smartphones, which is an anti -record over the past five years. In general, the Finnish manufacturer put on the market 62 million mobile phones. Blackberry telephone supplies amounted to 6 million, of which 1 million are on devices running BlackBerry 10 OS. Despite the release of new One smartphones, HTC continues to show a decline. In the first quarter, it shipped only 4.8 million mobile devices, that is, supplies decreased by 37%. LG mobile phones diverged 16.2 million, of which 10.3 million were smartphones.
- Abi Research