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Samsung and Apple take over smartphone sales in Q2 2012

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Samsung and Apple take over smartphone sales in Q2 2012
Samsung and Apple have continued holding a solid position in smartphone sales in the second quarter of 2012, and now it seems like the Android-iOS rivalry is shifting more towards a competition between the two firms. The latest IDC report shows some interesting trends occurring in the three months from April to June.

First, Samsung absolutely smashed previous smartphone sale records with the whopping 50.2 million smartphones it sold. That’s nearly twice as many as Apple’s 26 million iPhone sales in Q2 2012.

And when it comes to the rest, Nokia, the third-biggest smartphone maker has continued sliding and ended up with only 10.2 million smartphones sold, dangerously close to HTC and ZTE. If this trend continues, we wouldn’t be surprised if HTC or ZTE outsell the Finns and become the third biggest samrtphone manufacturer.

Samsung and Apple take over smartphone sales in Q2 2012

Speaking of ZTE, the company is now in the top five of smartphone makers. This is largely due to the cheaper devices it sells in China, but also increased presence in the United States and Latin America. In the latter two markets though, ZTE doesn’t have the carrier recognition as carriers use their own brand on top of ZTE-made phones.

Overall, the phone market grew comparatively slowly. For smartphones, the growth was 42.1% year-over-year in Q2 2012, the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2009. There was a total of 153.9 million smartphones in 2Q12, up from to 108.3 million devices at the same time last year.

source: IDC

Samsung and Apple take over smartphone sales in Q2 2012

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:34 5

1. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Nothing shows the number of galaxy s family, galaxy note and galaxy nexus smartphones sold?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:40 4

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


Samsung doesn't report it. They don't even report smartphone sales so the 50 million is an analyst best guess.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:21 6

4. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


oh samsung this samsung that please taquito haha.. When are you going to give up on this feud between you and Android fans?
Why does it matter if its analyst projection they could have very well sold more then that or a bit less either way SAMSUNG is on a roll.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:54 2

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


I'm answering his question of why no breakdown

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 17:01 5

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont see iphone broken down by model either, taco.. so whats your point?

Even if their guess is off 20% which is pretty unheard of, they still smashed apple. Get over it.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 17:31

35. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly....

Just last year the iPhone 3GS was in the top 5 phones sold at the beginning of the year.

All of Apple sales arent the 4 and 4S. Those cheaper iPhones are getting sold too...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:39 5

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I believe the recent court mandates that both companies divulge financial records makes that statement incorrect taco.
Please, try to stay on top of things if you're going to troll.
I mean, it's one thing to troll, but it's another to troll with the wrong information.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:56 3

9. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Thank you Roscuthii i was going to add that.. and oh how he loves to troll that poor taquito..

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:55 3

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


Ok care to provide a link then with Samsung sales by device?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:32

17. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Care to provide a link that backs up your statement? I mean, you are the one that claimed this information is incorrect. Burden of proof is on the plaintiff you know.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:54 1

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


What I said is a fact and I can provide proof. You however can not.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:18 5

16. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Fair enough, but we're talking 52 million to 26 million. Do you think the analysts could be over 26 million units off? Face it, just like last quarter, Samsung is the biggest smartphone seller in the world.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:53 2

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


Samsung obviously had a great quarter. I was answering his question of why no breakdown for which smartphones sold how much.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:25 2

24. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


We know at least 10 million of those were galaxy s3's

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 23:30

40. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


I was answering his question i was answering her question... Nobody asked you to answer their question.. breakdown or no breakdown.. you are gonna have a nasty breakdown in the future... Can you stop your b!tch!ng n jus read the post n get out... I knw no one asked me to n this is a public post... Neither did anyone to you... So it woould be good if you can stop your whining... Thx...

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:06 1

3. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia will definitely reach the 2nd position after samsung in Q213 with WP8 sales.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:24 2

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING BOUT APPLE VS SAMSUNG? can't go a whole WEEK without iPhoneareana talking post negative articles

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:43 3

29. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Really, iPhonearea? You're an idiot if you think that this site is biased towards Apple.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:31 3

6. stevetruman (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


im just wondering why idiots buyin' android?? as we al knoe that some of the fone will support android latest.. half of my friends fone's doesnt get update for ics end up wasting their penny and still cursing samsung..!!oneday i guessed samsung gotta end up like nokia or BB..!!!!!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:45 9

8. sbr999 (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Go take some English lessons.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:59

10. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


i have come to the conclusion that when apple updates they only update for certain things and call it brand new for instance the in-app purchase but and maps are going to be fix on and added in the iOS 6 update while apps on android can usually be update independently of the OS. apple needs to do the same thing instead of making a whole new version of ios just for a few changes here and there.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:57 2

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


What? Apps on iOS get independent updates all the time.

There's already a fix in place for in app purchases, but theyre working on a better one

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:58

31. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


yes for sold apps im talking about the system apps and settings

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 17:01 1

34. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the fix doesnt come until iOS6 releases, troll.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:00

11. s.mrabet (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


U are very smart man, go buy an iphone!

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 00:10 1

41. stevetruman (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)


m an die-hard fan of android.. but m just frustated over android update..!!jus waiting for new fone of google-motorola which mite get update mostly..!! I just hate samsung or lg or another android manufacturers as they all should think of making limitation to get next android updates.. !!!

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 13:35

43. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well man this is policy of any OEM if a device dont get outdated who will buy their new devices so they make sure old devices dont get updated for longer then they want :P its fact deal with it no matter IOS Android WP all same

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:14

15. tedkord (Posts: 12310; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because it's so much more powerful than the competition, offers choice, and unlike three years ago, it's as smooth and fluid as any other mobile OS.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:55 2

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


No it still lags. I've tested it myself. Jellybean is attempting to address the lag issues.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:12 3

22. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Isn't attempting, JB addressed the lag with triple buffering. So now you got real multitasking, real time notifications (push byebye) animated backgrounds with no lag - iOS is still stuck in year 2007, but is magic!

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