Friday, April 25, 2014

Worldwide smartphone shipment hits 1-billion mark in 2013, Samsung corners lion’s share – global market research firm

Posted By: Sarah Jean - 5:15 AM


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The smartphone market reached another milestone after shipping over one billion units worldwide in 2013, global market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said.

             According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker*, vendors shipped a total of 1.004 billion smartphones worldwide, up 38.4% from the 725.3 million units in 2012.

            Based on the IDC report*, Korean device manufacturer Samsung emerged as overall leader in worldwide smartphone shipments with 313.9 million units shipped worldwide in 2013, generating a 31.3% market share on the back of a sustained demand for its Galaxy S4 and Note 3 models, as well as its line-up of mid-range and entry-level devices.

            For 2014, Samsung continues to strengthen its presence in the smartphone market, specifically in Southeast Asia, with its recent collaboration with the SingTel Group to provide a more seamless and richer mobile data experience to its over 500 million mobile customers across the region.

            In the Philippines, the partnership is poised to benefit over 38 million Globe Telecom customers with initiatives such as a retail collaboration program, direct carrier billing system, regional mobile app development program, and direct access to selected apps.

            Alongside the launch of the landmark partnership is the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 from Globe under its suite of innovative postpaid plan offers, where customers can get the Galaxy S5 for as low as P1,699 monthly at Globe mySUPERPLAN or P1,599 with P16,800 cash-out per year with the Galaxy Forever Plan which allows them to get the newest Galaxy smartphone every year.

            On top of a fully-customizable plan, subscribers are also entitled to exclusive privileges such as free 1-month Gadget Care coverage, free Facebook access, free 1-subscription to Enjoy VIP PH Mobile App, free Globe apps, app purchases charged to postpaid bill or deducted from prepaid load, and free 6-month subscription to Spotify Premium for access to over 30 million songs on mobile.

            “Maximize the powerful features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with a Globe postpaid plan that fits you and your needs, including special add-ons and offers for the complete smartphone experience,” said Raul Macatangay, VP for Postpaid Business and Devices at Globe. “With our strong partnership with Samsung and our established affinity with postpaid consumers in the Philippines, our offers enable users embrace the smartphone revolution in an easier and faster way, allowing them to play in a wonderful world of the latest devices for their digital lifestyle.”

            Globe subscribers can also enjoy the telco’s largest 4G network nationwide for faster and more seamless connectivity while surfing on mobile using the new GoSURF consumable data plan. To know more about Samsung Galaxy S5 from Globe, visit or call the Globe Sales Hotline at 730-1010.

*IDC Press Release, "Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Top One Billion Units for the First Time, According to IDC," 27 January 2014

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