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The leadership is still delivered to Nokia, followed by Samsung. The surprise comes in 3rd place, which is Apple, thanks to the iPhone 4S, ahead of LG and ZTE.
Apple continues its growth in the mobile phone market, gaining 96.2% over 2010, according to the latest results released by IDC.
Apple has sold, according to the consultant, 93 million units, which meant that it reached a market share of 6%, almost double what he had in 2010, which was 3.4%. This should increase the last quarter, since sold 37 million phones in the last three months of 2011, when he began selling the iPhone 4S, as disclosed in the annual results from Apple. According to recent studies, 9 out of 10 iPhones are iPhone 4S.
Nokia, although the leader, lost 7.9% of the market, with a market share of 27%, sold 417 million phones in 2011.
Samsung is in second place, sold 329 million mobile phones and has a market share of 21.3%. The big loser was the LG, which had a drop in market share of 24.5%, selling 88 million units. ZTE appears in 4th place in this ranking, selling 66 million phones.