Apple’s iPhone may be synonymous with the smartphone revolution. But Samsung still holds the lead in terms of worldwide shipments, showing a 32.6 percent market share as it shipped 50.2 million units during the second quarter.
That compared to Apple’s 16.9 percent market share and 16.9 million units shipped, according to a report from IDC.
Together, Samsung and Apple shipped nearly half of all smartphones as the worldwide mobile phone market increased by just one percent. Smartphone growth was 42 percent, the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2009.
Nokia, with 10.2 million units shipped during the quarter, is losing market share rapidly. It now accounts for just 6.6 percent of smartphones shipped.
IDC reported that Nokia “has a long path to travel before it can reclaim previous volume levels and challenge Apple and Samsung for smartphone supremacy.”