iPhone 5 accounts for 27% of the LTE global market

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A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that 27% of the LTE smartphone market belong to Apple’s latest smartphone.

Samsung still holds the crown, with a share of 40% in the third quarter, but it seriously dropped in the previous quarter, capturing 51% of this market.

LG has also seen its share melted from 15% to 9%, despite the launch of its “flagship” Optimus G.

Motorola also suffers from the growth of the iPhone 5, with a share of 7%, against 15% in the second quarter.

Globally, Strategy Analytics estimates that there will be 50 million smartphone users of 4G/LTE by the end of the year, against only 9 million last year at the same time.