Smartphone sales top one billion in 2013

  • 28 January 2014
Smartphones on display Image copyright AFP

More than one billion smartphones were sold across the world last year.

Samsung phones were the top sellers with US giant Apple in second.

Market research company IDC say its the first time more than one billion smartphones were sold in a single year.

They put the growth down to larger screens, lower costs and countries like India and China snapping up loads of cheaper handsets that cost around £100 or less.