The feature phone thing is not entirely dead in the United States but its likely getting there, according to market analyst and researcher Counterpoint.
The analysis firm revealed its Market Monitor quarterly tracker report Thursday, giving up the news that smartphones accounted for more than 87 % of all phone shipments within the U.S. by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Of course, which means that some individuals are still stocking features phones and a few corporations, like Samsung, are still benefitting from the non-total saturation of the market with smartphones.
Samsung was the biggest shipper of handsets within the U.S. in the first quarter, according to Counterpoint, but not the topmost shipper of smartphones. That would be Apple, which after all only sells smartphones.
The first quarter also saw US market being taken over by LTE-equipped phones like another step forward in this smartphone era. Some 75 % of all smartphones shipped within the quarter were LTE phones, with Apple and Samsung combining to ship more than 70 % of them, according to Counterpoint.