While that's only a small dent in the overall PC market, which counts annual shipments in the hundreds of millions, it's making waves in key segments like education.
Although shipments worldwide were slightly higher than expected last year, IDC's forecast shows things taking a turn for the worse.
With nearly 80 percent of the world market, Google's Android dominated 2013. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS lost market share and Microsoft's Windows Phone gained.
Lower prices are the main catalyst for the surge in shipments this year, says IDC, and smartphone prices are expected to keep going down.
The data released by analyst firm Mirae Asset Securities claims that the Korean manufacturer will sell 15 million units in the April-June period.
Shipments of PCs, tablets, and mobile phones combined will climb by 7 percent in 2014, predicts Gartner, though PCs will be on the losing end of the deal.
Motorola says it will try to get shipments out soon, and will automatically upgrade them to overnight delivery.
Shipments will eventually shoot up to 1.2 billlion units in 2018, predicts IHS Technology. But will consumers bite?
Reaching record highs, a total of 250 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in the third quarter -- and Samsung carried a whopping 35 percent of this market share.
Worldwide shipments of desktops and laptops suffered their seventh consecutive quarter of decline, according to Gartner's latest research. Apple's Macintosh bucks the trend.