South Korea’s Samsung remained at the top of the rapidly growing smartphone market in early 2014 as Chinese rivals gained ground, a survey showed Wednesday.
The overall global smartphone market grew 28.6 per cent from a year ago with 218.8 million units sold, according to the IDC survey. That was down 2.8 per cent from the fourth quarter, with a seasonal impact on sales.
Samsung had a 30.2 per cent market share, compared with 31.9 percent a year earlier.
Apple remained the number two global vendor at 15.5 per cent, which was down from 17.1 per cent one year earlier.
Chinese firm Huawei held third place with a 4.7 per cent global share, with year-over-year sales growth of 47 per cent.