IDC : Mobile Phone Market Q2 2011 – Nokia, Samsung, LG top mobile phone vendors by shipments

According to report by Research Firm IDC (International Data Corporation) the Worldwide mobile phone market grew 11.3% year over year in the 2nd quarter of 2011 (2Q11) with the worldwide shipment of 328.4 million units. But, this is low compared to the 16.8% growth in the 1st quarter of 2011 (1Q11), that had worldwide shipment of 365.4 million units. 

The feature phone market declined for the first time since 3rd quarter of 2009 (3Q09) and it is 4% less when compared to 2Q10. This decline in the regions such as United States, Japan, and Western Europe is due to the increase in the smartphone market.

As you can see in the chart below, the top five mobile phone vendors are listed based on the total unit shipments and market share. Nokia still holds the number 1 position with 88.5 million shipments and market share of 24.2%, but it is 20.3% less when compared to the 2nd quarter of 2010. Samsung has 19.8% market share and holds the second position followed by LG with 6.8% and Apple with 5.6% market share in the Q2 of 2011.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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