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LG trades places with Huawei as world's number three smartphone maker

LG steals number three spot from Huawei, now has 4.9% of the smartphone market.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, May 6 2013 11:40 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:23 PM CST

The number three spot for the world's largest smartphone manufacturer was up until Q4 2012 held by Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei.

LG trades places with Huawei as world's number three smartphone maker | TweakTown.com

However, this morning, we are learning that a LG has overthrown Huawei and taken the number three spot.

In Q1 2012, LG shipped 10.3 million smartphones (4.9%), which trumped Huawei by over 300,000 units. Samsung currently holds the top spot (69.4%), with Apple falling in at about half the market share (33.1%) of the Korean Galaxy S4 giant.

The key to LG's growing success is that it sells many different phones in many different markets, unlike Huawei who is only available in limited markets at this time.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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