NEW YORK -- Research group IDC says worldwide shipments of smartphones grew 39 percent in the most recent quarter to 258 million as Samsung and Apple maintained their dominance.
The total sets a record, beating the previous high of 237 million in the second quarter.
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Samsung Electronics Co. remains the world's largest smartphone maker, shipping more than the next four vendors combined. It shipped 81 million in the July-September quarter for a market share of 31 percent. Apple Inc. shipped 34 million iPhones, for a market share of 13 percent. The company introduced two new iPhones toward the end of the quarter.
Rounding out the top 5 are Huawei with 12.5 million, Lenovo with 12.3 million and LG Electronics Inc. with 12.0 million, each with a market share of less than 5 percent.