The global mobile phone market grew six percent year over year in the second quarter of 2013, according to International Data Corporation.
And though Samsung and Apple have lead the smart phone market, sales of lower-cost devices represent much of the sales volume. In that area, Alcatel and Huawei had high double- and triple-digit growth rates in the second quarter for their Android-based offerings shipped to high-growth countries such as China and India.
In the second quarter of 2013, these vendors from outside the “top five suppliers” accounted for 44.8 percent of the overall shipment volume, up from 42.2 percent in the same quarter one year ago, IDC estimates.
"Though Samsung and Apple are the dominant players, the market is as fragmented as ever,” said Kevin Restivo, IDC senior research analyst.