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The smartphone shipment numbers are in for the second quarter, and while Samsung is blowing everyone out of the water, the market is beginning to fragment as rivals LG, Lenovo and ZTE finally gain some traction.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) released quarterly mobile phone shipment numbers on Thursday, with 432.1 million devices shipped in the second quarter compared to 407.7 million in the same period a year ago.
Of those numbers, 237.9 million units were smartphones, an increase from the 156.2 million shipped in Q2 2012 -- a 52.3 percent year-over-year increase, which the IDC claims is the "highest annual growth rate in five quarters."
But that growth appears to be coming at the expense of smartphone giants Samsung and Apple, who are starting to feel the heat from smaller competitors.
"Though Samsung and Apple are the dominant players, the market is as fragmented as ever," said Kevin Restivo, Senior Research Analyst with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "There is ample opportunity for smartphone vendors with differentiated offerings."
Samsung's Q2 2013 smartphone shipments accounted for 72.4 million, with Apple's iPhone accounting for 31.2 million. Nipping at their heels were both LG and Lenovo, who shipped 12.1 million and 11.3 million units respectively, a more than 100 percent year-over-year increase for both manufacturers.
ZTE rounds out the top five with 10.1 million, leaving everyone else lumped into the "others" category with a combined 100.8 million units for 42.4 percent of the market.
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