Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone market, new data from research firm IDC has revealed.
During the third quarter, Samsung shipped 56.3 million smartphones worldwide, helping it to secure 31.3 percent of that space for the three-month period. In the year-earlier quarter, Samsung shipped 28.1 million handsets for a 22.7 percent share.
Samsung's shipments last quarter were strong enough to double Apple's share, which hit 15 percent on 26.9 million unit shipments. Last year, Apple shipped 17.1 million smartphones, good enough for a 13.8 percent share for the quarter.
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