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Market Share: Mobile Phones by Region and Country, 4Q12 and 2012

Published: 12 February 2013

ID: G00248970

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen , Atsuro Sato, Annette Zimmermann , Hugues J. De La Vergne, CK Lu , Tuong Nguyen , Roberta Cozza , Anshul Gupta , Carolina Milanesi, David Glenn


Tough economic conditions, shifting consumer preferences and intense market competition saw mobile phone sales fall by 1.7% in 2012. Smartphones accounted for 44.0% of all mobile phone sales in 4Q12, and Samsung maintained its lead over Apple.

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