Samsung extends lead

Samsung has extended its lead over Apple in the smartphone market. The global market saw record sales in the third quarter, with 258.4 million units sold and growth of 38.8 per cent. Samsung shipped 81.2 million phones, lifting its market share to 31.4 per cent, while Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones, for a share of 13.1 per cent. Annual sales are expected to top 1 billion in 2014.

Samsung has extended its lead over Apple in the smartphone market. The global market saw record sales in the third quarter, with 258.4 million units sold and growth of 38.8 per cent. Samsung shipped 81.2 million phones, lifting its market share to 31.4 per cent, while Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones, for a share of 13.1 per cent. Annual sales are expected to top 1 billion in 2014.

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