After digesting Samsung's Q4, IDC thinks the company sold 63.7M smartphones in Q4, +76% Y/Y and...

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After digesting Samsung's Q4, IDC thinks the company sold 63.7M smartphones in Q4, +76% Y/Y and good for a 29% share (+650 bps). Apple's 47.8M iPhone sales (+29%) yielded a 21.8% share (-120 bps). Low-end Android juggernaut Huawei became the world's #3 vendor with a 4.9% share (+140 bps). #4 Sony's share rose 60 bps to 4.5%. Nokia and RIM didn't make the top-5. Total smartphone growth is pegged at 36.4% (down from Q3's 45.3%), but total mobile phone growth at just 1.9%. Smartphones made up 45.5% of phone sales. (Strategy Analytics)