Home » Uncategorized » Samsung poised to outshine Apple in smartphone sales
Since the release of the Galaxy S II in May, Samsung is estimated to have sold between 18 and 21 million smartphones globally, compared to Apple's 20.3 million iPhones, the report says.

Samsung poised to outshine Apple in smartphone sales

South Korea-based Samsung may have overtaken Apple in smartphone sales last quarter, according to Strategy Analytics in a recent interview with Bloomberg.

Since the release of the Galaxy S II in May, Samsung is estimated to have sold between 18 and 21 million smartphones globally, compared to Apple’s 20.3 million iPhones, the report says.

“Including basic phones, Samsung will probably have a 20 percent share this year, compared with Nokia’s 26 percent,” writes Bloomberg, “closing the gap between the world’s two largest handset makers to the narrowest ever.”

While this has brought Samsung’s overall mobile phone market share closer to Nokia than ever, estimated at 20 and 26 per cent respectively, consensus seems to be that Apple’s September update to the iPhone may be able to rattle the numbers again before next quarter. By April, Apple had passed Nokia’s 20 per cent market share, sitting with a hefty 21.

Aside from strong Android-based phone sales, Samsung is maintaining its status as the world’s largest manufacturer of televisions, as well as trying to break further into the lower-end smartphone market with phones running its own Bada software rather than Android OS.

But as Samsung tries to break into developing markets such as China, India and Brazil, Apple is rumored to have its own lower-end iPhone set for release in the near future, too. What’s more, the California company has altered its next iPhone and iPad update, iOS 5, to abolish the need for a home computer to set up and sync its mobile devices. The move, said Steve Jobs during the unveiling of iOS 5, springs from the desire to move into markets where people simply don’t all have their own PC.

Due to these and other factors, Apple and Samsung may be locked into a head-to-head sales war for the next several quarters. We’ll just have to wait and see who comes out on top.

About Raggy Jin

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.