Samsung Widens Handset Market Share Lead Over Nokia, Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. widened its market share lead over rivals Nokia Corp. and Apple Inc. in the second quarter, research from Gartner showed Tuesday.

Samsung sold 90.43 million mobile handsets in the second quarter, giving the South Korean consumer electronics powerhouse a 21.6 percent market share, up from 20.7 percent in the first quarter this year and up from 16.3 percent the same quarter a year ago, Gartner’s figures showed.

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