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Samsung crushed Apple and others with 300 million smartphones shipped in 2013

28
Jan
2014

Samsung’s gadget spam strategy has been vindicated. According to IDC, Samsung shipped an astonishing 314 million smartphones in 2013, more than double the 153 million smartphones shipped by second-place Apple. The 314 million smartphones shipped represented a 43% year-over-year increase from the 220 million smartphones that Samsung shipped in 2012 and gave Samsung a global smartphone market share of 31%. 2013 was indeed a busy year for Samsung, as the company released a whopping nine different versions of its flagship Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone as well as its hit Galaxy Note 3 phablet. Although Samsung’s most recent earnings report suggests that its smartphone profitability might be declining, the company is still the industry’s powerhouse. As for the rest of the smartphone

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