The Galaxy S 4 may help Samsung double its lead over the second-biggest phone maker in 2013
The logic is quite wobbly, but let's just say that such an achievement doesn't seem too unlikely, given the extraordinary amounts of cash the South Koreans are pouring over their marketing efforts. IHS iSupply isn't specific about the percentage of Samsung's market share, but says that while its lead when it comes to volume of sold units over Nokia was 5% in 2012, that lead will grow to about 11% in 2013. The manufacturer taking the second place will likely still be Nokia.
Here's what IHS iSupply analyst Ian Fogg had to say: "Combined with a massive worldwide rollout through almost every operator, the lifestyle focus of the S4 will help drive Samsung’s market share sharply in 2013."
18. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Don't know which idiots are thumbing you down... One is a great phone but for me is the s4 mainly due to the SD card and bigger screen in a smaller phone than the one but just. My brother is getting the one because of the metal build.
5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Should combine the S4 and Note 3 since it's a one two punch against the competition. Doesn't Apple due the same with it's iPad's now?
6. Taters (Posts: 5753; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Extra 5% is very conservative considering all Nokia has now is the Asha for the low end. They have newer low end models like the 520 and 720 but since it is Windows Phone, don't expect many orders. Samsung pretty much has the low end and mid range market to themselves now along with Sony.
HTC seems to have stopped and Nokia is slowing down.
So basically it is Samsung vs. Sony vs. Kirf brands vs. really old flagships in the low end. Although Kirfs probably sell decently, Samsung has the rest beat.
25. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
"They have newer low end models like the 520 and 720 but since it is Windows Phone, don't expect many orders"
Dead Before Arrival?
Don't put the cart before the horse.
Developing countries, as well as a good number of countries in the Middle East, Europe, and South America will eat these up.
9. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't think so, but maybe it will. Its just confusing, the S4's design was still disappointing, but the specs are awesome, Samsung is just making their customers a head of question marks. If Samsung is still leading this year, I have nothing to say, but I will just say congrats to Samsung.
10. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I dont want to feel what apple fanboys feel on this page hahaha
21. bachir8k (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
hahahaha, they will just convince themselves "it's only plastic phones", OMG i just cannot wait to see the mid-range Iphone will be made of... same polycarbonate with a fancy name such as Diamontina or I-Titaniumonate :P
17. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 575; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
I'm sorry but the S4 is one boring a55 design.
19. MartianMe (unregistered)
I sure hope so cuz i love samsung but they better make sure to give us something different next year....i'm talking about design.