The smartphone market sees a clear duopoly between Samsung and Apple, leaving very little room for all the other competitors. The two giants owned 51% of the entire smartphone market.
According to estimates by IDC and Strategy Analytics you can draw up a sort of situation of the smartphone market for the year 2012. As expected Samsung and Apple rule the market with 63.0 million units sold for the South Korean giant and 47.8 million by Cupertino.
Samsung takes then 29% (up from last year when he had the 22.5 with 36.2 million units sold) of the smartphone market, while Apple is a 21.8% (down slightly, despite the greater number of devices sold). In 2011, the two companies had about 23% of the market.
“As for 2012, Samsung was able to top the list of smartphone vendors with 215.8 million units and 39.6-percent of the market over the year. This accounted for a 129.1-percent year-over-year change (up from 94.2 million units in 2011), while Apple comes in at 136.8 million units and 25.1-percent of the market for the year. Those figures are up from 93.1 million last year (a 46.9-percent year-over-year change).”