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

Report says Samsung smartphone sales might have surpassed those of the Apple iPhone
A new report from Neil Mawston, a London based analyst for Boston based Strategy Analytics, says that strong sales of Samsung smartphones, especially the Samsung Galaxy S II, quite possibly has allowed the Korean based firm to top Apple for global smartphone supremacy in Q2. Mawston says that Samsung sold between 18 and 21 million units in the three month period while Apple sold 20.3 million units of the iPhone 4 and Nokia shipped 16.7 million phones. If Samsung's sales come in at the top end of the estimated range, the company will beat out the Cupertino based firm. Including featurephones, Nokia remains the leader with 26% of the global market, compared with 20% for Samsung.

While the Samsung Galaxy S II has been the hottest smartphone available this summer, it has yet to launch in the U.S. although images believed to be the Sprint version of the model have recently been leaked. With a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S II offers a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with 480 x 800 resolution and 1GB of RAM on board. The back of the phone has an 8MP camera while there is a 2MP front-facing shooter as well. Five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg say that Samsung's second quarter earnings should double squarely from sales of the Galaxy S II. And if the device is finally released in the States for the third quarter, Samsung could report blow out figures for that period considering how much of a buzz the device has received in the U.S. from videos of the browser, hands on reports, and overseas reviews.

Mawston doesn't think that it is all green lights ahead for Samsung. The Korean based manufacturer might have to go up against a new Apple iPhone later this year and the latter is expected to have a more powerful chip for data and a more advanced camera, according to the Bloomberg story. The analyst says that Samsung will need to fight hard against a new Apple iPhone model to keep the strong momentum it has earned with the Samsung Galaxy S II.

source: Bloomberg via RedmondPie

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74 Comments

1. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

4.8 is insane. Who has hands that big.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

6. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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

10. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

13. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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

15. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Cough* its called gorilla glass cough*

52. *cough* unregistered

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

54. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

68. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

12. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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-

17. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

19. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

63. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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

66. LOLLOL unregistered

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

69. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

72. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

1280x720

4. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

67. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

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.

8. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 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

9. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

11. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1428; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

18. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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!

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

37. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 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

42. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Actually, never mind. Disregard what I just said.

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