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Report says Samsung smartphone sales might have surpassed those of the Apple iPhone

0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2011, 00:59 posted on

A report from a Wall Street analyst suggests that this past quarter, smartphone sales by Korean based Samsung may have out numbered sales of the Apple iPhone; reports that Samsung's sales in certain regions have been very strong have allowed the manufacturer to challenge Apple for smartphone supremacy...

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posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:07 7

1. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


this discussion is about to get heated. iPhone 5 should fight the rumored nexus prime because if sammy is going to stick with their release schedule, gs3 wont be out for a long time. np- 720p 4.8inch edge-edge display,android 4.0. Apple, balls in your court.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:10 7

3. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


4.8 is insane. Who has hands that big.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:16 5

5. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


No kidding. 4.5" should be the upper limit. Anything else is just overkill to get headlines. If the Veer was too small, over 4.5" screens are way to large. Get a freaking tablet.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:24 7

6. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


i heard that the 4.8 inch is the same dimensions as 4.3inch minus the buttons and everything and an edge to edge display

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:30 2

10. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


4.3 is huge. Also no buttons suck i want at least one. Then the edge to edge display will just break

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:38 3

13. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


how will edge to edge screen break? yeah 4.3 is huge but my hands are to big for Apple's 3.5 inch and if 4.8 has a 720p resolution, idc i want to see a phone that matches that

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:42 5

15. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Cough* its called gorilla glass cough*

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 08:50 1

52. *cough* (unregistered)


It's still glass, glass which DOES break easy.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 09:49 2

54. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Clearly you've never tried to break gorilla glass. I've dropped my phone a dozen times and rapped it with my knuckles a dozen more. It takes a hammer to break the stuff.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:40

68. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Gorilla glass wont protect the screen from breaking. Just the glass over the screen.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:09 8

2. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Amazing that a 1 year old phone can still keep up in sales with the hottest new phone now available. The iPhone 5 sales will be stunning. Just goes to show you that people want a quality product. For those of you buying these phones just because of the sales volume that is just stupid. Don't be a follower get what you like.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:36 12

12. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


yet it is those same people buying a 1 year old phone being followers because of a brand.
i want a phone thats offering more than iOS5, iPhone 5. i want ota updates, a sexy looking ui with widgets, and i want to be able to watch/stream all kinds of media to my phone at a great resolution with exceptional battery life, manufacturer and carrier support for over a year and cool accessories. so far only high end android devices meet my standards.

-stuck with Droid Eris til September-

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:47 2

17. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Except for widgets, which are barely in ios5, IOS meets all those needs you listed.

Well almost it streams almost all kinds of media, but flash sites have IOS compatible apps or pages.everything else is in an iPhone.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:54 3

19. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


one thing i dont like about iOS is that your homescreen is well.. your apps. not widgets, or interactive ui, just app icons, folders and red numbers for notification. i wont get an iOS device because of the company, Apple has been trigger happy with the lawsuit gun lately, i believe that they do not like any sort of competition.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 11:18 1

63. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Lol this almost seems like a sarcastic you post. You just named the iPhone except widgets.

OTA updates check
sexy ui check
watch media check
great resolution check
exceptional battery life check
manufacturer and carrier support check

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 13:04

66. LOLLOL (unregistered)


please dont talk taco your a tool.. go outside and stop trolling

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:46

69. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


iPhone cant play all kinds of media, and i should be more specific about the resolution. i want a great resolution on a large screen.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 17:53

72. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


1280x720

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:13 3

4. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


It is an Apples/Oranges thing at this point. No Galaxy in the US (or Canada? Have our Northern friends got one yet?), no new iPhone out yet. It would be a nice P.R. thing for Sammy, but not much else. Actually, and completely my opinion, I think Samsung may need to get another Galaxy line out by Jan/Feb 2012 to try and trump iPhone 5's (or whatever it is called) sales, or this could be a short lived victory.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 15:34

67. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


11/07/21 for Bell
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Edging-closer-to-a-U.S.-launch-Canadas-Bell-to-release-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S-II-July-21st_id20301

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:25 4

7. cyborg (unregistered)


It might just depend on what iphone 5 has to offer to beat Galasy S2. But regardless, the nexuses will be coming this December or early 2012 to back up the android army. I'm very satisfied so far with SGS2, so unless ip5 has something groundbreaking, I'm sticking to android.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:25 2

8. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


The galaxy s 2 has only been out from may to June so they will have better sales this quarter especially if it comes to us with lte for Verizon and wimax and hspa

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:29

9. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


I wish there were more rumors for the nexus 3/prime. 4.8 inches with a 720p resolution sounds sick, my ultimate multimedia phone. hopefully that s**t will have good battery life.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:33 4

11. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


The sad thing is the iPhone 5 will sell more than the iPhone 4, and once again break records with its sales figures regardless of what features are added or what hardware is upgraded and fir the sg2 to compete it had to be a superphone that surpassed all other android phones. Apple just needs to make the next iPhone shinier than before and it'll stay on top.

What a market.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:42 1

14. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Well, when you make dozens of different phones of course you are going to outsell a company that is only making two models.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 01:50 1

18. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


please don't make an excuse for Apple, let us enjoy our small victory while it last, the iPhone 5 is on the horizon and i fear a war incoming in the tides of the future. September-iPhone 5 record sales, revolutionary *new*(already on android phones) features. November- Revolutionary Nexus Phone and ICS Flagship Phones. December- Big Ass Mobile War January- I wonder if true innovation will die or will fandroids and iPhans will not be judged by one another by the phones and OS's they prefer but by the attitudes they have each other!

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 02:16 3

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Um...this article IS about a single model possibly outselling two models from the other company.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 03:01 2

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, by noon today it'll be a clusterf**k of fighting and comments, I guarantee that. I don't even know if I'll wade in and start throwing punches this time around; I may just sit back and laugh at the fighting.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 03:10 2

37. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


i read PA's comment threads for fun. from what ive read from the past articles with big eye-catching names like this, there are sure to be casualties from both sides

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 03:31

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Actually, never mind. Disregard what I just said.

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