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

Samsung might have broken smartphone sales record, outsold Apple iPhones by 20 million in Q2?
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 than in the last quarter, according to estimates by analysts including companies like JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citi.

Samsung is expected to have also broken the quarterly smartphone sales record. With 50 million Samsung smartphones, the company widens the gap with Apple to around 20 million as on average analysts expect Apple to sell around 30.5 million iPhones in Q2 2012. Also, the Korean company is believed to have outsold Nokia feature phones by a hefty 15.7 million, widening the gap which only last quarter stood at just 3.4 million.



If true, this would mean that Samsung is really conquering the empty space Nokia leaves in both smartphones and feature phones.

At the same time, the two big Chinese phone makers, ZTE and Huawei, are quietly getting some serious traction. Now, once again, these are just predictions - the actual numbers will be coming in the next few days, so stay tuned.

source: Reuters

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100 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is there any wonder why Apple is trying to get sales bans enforced against Sammy? Sammy is the Pac-Man, coming and gobbling sales that would have gone to iDevices.

13. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Q3 is going to be worser for apple

35. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

we will await and see® APPLE_ROYALLY®, the fans, users, are awaiting for the iPhone5....!®

42. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

'Cause they're all retards.

46. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

APPLE-ROYALLY® say,s "why speak with ill tounge" speak wisely..... seeing, hearing, feeling, jelous®

48. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

you are back!!!

58. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

i am pretty sure you are not actually an apple fan but someone trying to create the mythical "ifan" everyone talks about so that people can bash them even though they don't exist

74. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

Totally wrong! An true ROYALLY® fan.....!® We yet again thanks Apple.... The fans. users. and ROYALLYS®; and we pride that!

86. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Because an Apple fanboy that has the grammar skills of a duck on LSD is normally one to "speak wisely."

79. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

IPhone 4S is almost a year old and still the sales target for other makers phones. Go apple. iPhone 5 will smash puny androids.

24. MeoCao unregistered

The strongest point of iPhone to Androids is always responsiveness, with JB that is gone while Android's advantages like multitasking remain intact. Apple is already looking for excuses why their next iPhone release will not be a big 1.

61. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

responsiveness? that is an iMYTH?

82. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

multitasking is not Android's strongest point. I'd say its the customization of the homescreen. Multitasking on HTC devices now suck based on the fact that everything has to reload. Also, the removal of the a dedicated multitasking touch key on the SGIII was a bad move. Not only do you have to hold the home button for the multitasking window to pop up, but the process is pretty slow and clunky.....on the SGIII anyway.

83. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea.. your the first person to say "slow and clunky" and SGS3 in the same sentence.. and im 99% sure you dont own one.. much less have ever used one.

84. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Dude remixfa, I don't care if you believe me or not. Whether or not you like it, I owned a Galaxy SIII and returned it this past Saturday at my local UPS (even though I didn't need to go to UPS because the return shipping label that came with the phone is for US mail). This is not the first Android device I used, bro sorry to break it to you. Slow and clunky referred specifically to the multitasking window, not to the phone itself. So are you telling me when you hold down the button for multitasking, all of the open applications appear simultaneously and immediately? That doesn't happen! and often they appear one after the other.

97. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Since none of you Android fanboys that owns an SIII in this site could step up to the plate and back me up (you guys are so great), I did a quick google search and found a video (thank you YouTube!!) that shows somewhat what I meant by "slow and clunky" multitasking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKAr8ruNkr8 If you look at the video starting at 2:20, you'll see what I mean by "slow and clunky." The holding down of the home button to switch between apps takes longer than it should, and sometimes (not all the time!!) the phone stutters even worse than in the video when loading all the running apps depending on whats running (not what I expected from the GSIII). Its not a big deal when switching between one app, but if you're constantly switching back and forward between applications like I do sometimes, the wait is noticeable...and annoying!! They should have stuck with the dedicated key for multitasking like the nexus and one x. I bought the GSIII, I really enjoyed the phone a lot, but ultimately didn't think that this was the phone that I wanted to switch to. A bigger screen size was very very much welcome, but it was just a little bit too big for my liking and like some of you already know, I wasn't too crazy about the design and build quality to begin with (I thought I'd get over it). So as of now, I'm waiting for either the iPhone 5 or the next flagship Android device/nexus. Thank you guys again for calling me a liar. Douchebags....

98. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Dude try out the ATRIX HD. Motoblur ICS is definitely better than Touchwiz . I doubt you will be disappointed.

99. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I have a GS3 and don't experience this "slow and clunky" experience that you are talking about. Never have and never will.

100. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

well the video doesn't lie. We probably have different definitions for fast/slow and butter smooth/clunky.

85. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yeah, I've used a SGS3. Nothing about it is slow and clunky, I was actually really surprised with Touchwiz. But you're right about HTC. They damn better fix that.

87. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If everything was perfectly smooth it would make "project butter" pretty pointless so....yeah. But I guess clunky is subjective and really depends on who's using it. I just didn't like how all the applications didn't immediately appear on screen after holding down the button. I'm sure someone out there knows what I mean, lol But anyway my main point was that multitasking isn't Android's major selling point.

91. MeoCao unregistered

Without robust multitasking Google Now and powerful Notification system of JB are impossible. And that's why iOS cannot do what Android can.

95. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

An apple fanboy like yourself claiming to own an android phone, ha that's a good one. Trolls like you are typical, you pretend to own an android phone just to bash it and make claims to try to convince others to get the iPhone. Dude I got 50 apps running in the background and my SGS3 hasn't even stuttered once. You aren't fooling anyone but keep trying, its amusing seeing your troll posts.

96. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

If you look through past articles, you can see for yourself how pissed I was when PA poste that the Galaxy SIII shipping was delayed. Im not a liar and I don't have to convince anyone of anything. I have the money and can buy as many phones as I like, contract free if I wanted. You can suck on it if you don't believe me. Its not that hard to buy a phone!!! Especially when you can get all your money back!! Ive done it before and if I see another phone that catches my eye, be it Android or ios, I WILL do it again. Moving on And by the way, everything I post is pretty damn reasonable. You're the butthurt fanboy, so get over yourself

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

People are finally realizing you can get a better phone for the same price. Why get a phone with a small 3.5" screen when you could get a phone with a 4.8" HD screen for the same price?

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

You neglected to mention that the GS III has better specs all around. Like more RAM. Faster processing power. More future-proof than the iDevices. ICS + JB. And, and, and.

15. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I know, the screen was just one example.

33. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

it also is a generation ahead of the iphone 4s the iphone 4s is about to be mid tier'd in about two months of course it is not going to measure up to samsung's flagship

62. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

it already is a mid tier phone

52. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

Absolutely Right.....!® in reply to n7 DroidX

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