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Samsung might have broken smartphone sales record, outsold Apple iPhones by 20 million in Q2?

0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2012, 02:09 posted on

Samsung might turn out to be the big winner in the second quarter of 2012, selling much more smartphones than Apple and beating Nokia in feature phone sales by an even wider margin…

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posted on 17 Jul 2012, 05:41 3

32. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


...because not everyone wants a phone with a 4.8" screen

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 05:50 4

36. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


We, the fans, users Agree.....

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 07:09 6

47. Aeires (unregistered)


And most don't want one with a 3.5" screen either.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 07:38 1

51. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


APPLE-ROYALLY® agrees.....!

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:18 5

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


one apple iphone 4s vs entire samsung phones? or samsung galaxy s3 vs iphone4s?.i want to see the results one on one.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:28 5

8. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Im an android fan but I can definitely agree to that.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:29 3

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


Its E iPhones, not one.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:39 1

20. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Hopefully we will see it.

I'm sure samsung is going to have a good time bragging about their record sales figures. However just how much are 'High-end' devices such as galaxy nexus, galaxy s2, galaxy s3 etc.. Because lets face it, devices such as the Galaxy ace are really just insignificant imo.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 04:19 2

27. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


the article didn't specify only the 4s either...

I wouldn't be surprised if the gs3 outsold the 4s this quarter though. Iphone buyers are waiting for the next iphone and 4s is getting kinda out dated.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:34 5

43. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


The 4S was outdated when it arrived on the market.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:27 2

39. piyath (Posts: 519; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Quarterly results doesn't give sales numbers of a one device..
It says the performance of the vendor by It's whole smartphone sales.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:23 5

4. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Holy Cow, I'm proud of you Samsung :DD Apple this is gonna be your scariest opponent make sure your iPhone 5 (6th Gen) will have "the" sh*t :p

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:24 2

6. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


its because samsung sell phones in the price range of $36 - and so onn , what a shame it would have been if they were not ahead of apple in sales.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:34 6

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


My coworker's wife just picked up a 3gs for $0.99 on contract. The iPhone 4 is only $99.

And, the Galaxy S3 is as expensive as the iPhone, and its shattered presales records, and has been by far the biggest seller this quarter. Some your rationalizations are flawed.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 06:14 3

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


The price argument doesnt fly anymore with the iPhone having cheaper prices now and still selling older models.

Just give Samsung credit where its due.....

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:30 5

10. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


What this does is to confirm Apple's worst fears that people are losing interest in their over priced hardware and are looking to South Korea and Taiwan for better value in tough economic times.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 05:29 2

29. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


or it confirms that when you launch your flag ship, it sells a lot in the first month
sort of like how the same thing is probably going to happen in the same quarter that apple launches the iphone 5/4g/whatever
sort of like how motorola, nokia, and htc will see similar bumps in sales when they release whatever they have coming next
also, sort of like how the first few weeks when a movie comes out, viewings are off the charts and then slowly peter off
do i need to come up with more logic for you? or is this enough?

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:33 4

11. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


I expect that Apple are very worried that it will take them along to claw back this mass exodus from their rapidly shrinking customer base.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:08 5

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


They're customer base is rapidly increasing. Try to live in reality please.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:39 2

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


Ya Callate Taco, and eat your namesake ha ha jk.. but yeah really is that what you think. Ask yourself a question does it really matter to you whether consumers Buy Apple Samsung, or etc(Insert your favorite Brand or Flavored OS

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:50 5

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


Just not nearly as fast as Samsung or Android in general.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 23:37

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


Yes android sales are growing faster due to flooding the market with a bunch of devices. Mostly sub par cheap phones are the volume sales.

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 00:22

94. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's something they call "choice" man. And what Apple tries to force down our throats is that "iNoChoice". Well the next big improvement of iphone is 1 extra row of apps on screen so get cheerful.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 08:52 1

63. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


the rest of the world is shrinking away for apple

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 11:21 1

71. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


"Try to live in reality please"

Yeah, tell that to yourself, taco..

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 11:35 2

73. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


I found this website for you, its called "They're/their/there"

http://www.better-english.com/easier/theyre.htm

I bet you won't get 100%

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 12:34 1

76. Aeires (unregistered)


Wish I could give more than 1 thumb up vote for that.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 02:38 2

14. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


When your product is readily available to all carriers, yeah I suspect you'll be selling well. Unlike the Nokia Lumia 900, exclusive only to ATT.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:08 3

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


Just want to point out this is an analyst not fact.

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 03:41 2

21. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Good fair point, guess we just have to wait and find out.

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