Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report showed that mobile manufacturers launched a series of big screen smartphones in the past 12 months. Samsung Galaxy and Note, HTC One, Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi all launched 4-inch smartphone. By the end of June, more than half of smartphone users owned 3 to 3.9 inches smartphones, but 4-4.5 inches smartphones market share was twice of last year, growing from 12.5% to 29.1%. Big screen smartphone might become the market dominant.
In Q2, Android smartphones market share by sales volume dropped to 67.8%, with a QoQ decrease of 4.1%. Windows phone market share by sales volume increased from 1.8% in Q1 to 4.9% in Q2. iPhone occupied about 25% market share by sales volume.
By the end of June 2013, Android dominated smartphone with 56% market share, with 41% increase compared to last year. Symbian was the biggest loser, with only 20.3% market share and 14.3% less than last year. According to Kantar Worldpanel, if iphone launch cheaper smartphones, it will probably become the second largest mobile operating system.
iPhone 4 and 4s market share by sales volume reached 58.2%, while iPhone 5 only occupied one third of iPhone total sales.