Samsung takes the top spot for 2012 cell phone shipments, Nokia 2nd, Apple 3rd
posted by Michael H. / Dec 18, 2012, 11:26 AM
On the smartphone side of things, Samsung retains the top spot with 28% of global smartphone shipments, and that extends Samsung's lead over Apple, which held 20% of smartphone shipments. Last year, Samsung had 20% compared to Apple's 19%. The smartphone side also shows how Nokia lost its overall lead as it dropped from 16% of smartphone shipments in 2011 to just 5% in 2012. HTC and RIM also came in at 5% of smartphone shipments this year.
The data also shows the general trends continuing to move towards smartphones. Global smartphone shipments are expected to rise by 35.5% for 2012, while overall cell phone shipments will increase by just 1%. This push by smartphones is expected to lead to 47% of the total cell phone shipments to be smartphones, which is up from 35% in 2011.
source: IHS iSuppli
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Always knew Samsung was the best. Kind of weird the other two are up there considering they don't have any android phones.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 11:27 AM 10
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It's the difference between the cell phone shipments numbers and smartphones. Nokia still ships a lot of feature phones, which gets it higher on the overall numbers.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 12:02 PM 21
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posted on Dec 19, 2012, 3:41 AM 1
and you're a idiot. this is bout shipments not sales
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 1:17 PM 0
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Did you? From year ONE of the 14 years Samsung has been in the competition, you have always known Samsung to be the best??? From the Pre-Bada and Pre-Android era Samsung, you knew?? Boy, you must be old by now! Nothing will ever be the best when something better hits the shelves every month. Apple will never get the number 1 spot unless they decide to start producing phones in each segment (entry, mid and the high end, which they only have). I don't think that's likely... But here's the thing, it won't be difficult for Nokia to take that top spot again and it will be easy to knock Nokia off the spot AGAIN. Improvements, achievements, advancements in technology has taken competition to a certain level of unpredictablity. You're statement that you've always known Samsung to be the best is invalid.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 5:18 PM 0
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I think Next year Nokia will rise again in the smartphone battle as the top windows phone manufacturer which it is now
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 11:29 AM 20
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Yeah, Nokia will rise again. I'm talking based on facts that Nokia has made entry to huge Chinese market, signs are looking good. And the country which helped it reach the top spot always, India is yet to see the taste of WP8 lumias. I guess 620 will become pretty famous here.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 12:06 PM 14
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it's going to fail because of Windows platform. The ms tiles are so boring. Nokia had a chance with its own platform, but now Nokia is Muppet of MS. If ms fails, Nokia will sink too.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 1:21 PM 7
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Nokia is the top right now. Nokia has 82% of the global windows phone that is before the Lumia 920 and 820. Now i think it will be 90%. Go Nokia. I hope Nokia will review its glases next year like it was shown in the you tube
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 7:56 PM 2
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The king of Mobile is back. Nokia
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 11:31 AM 15
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SAMSUNG the true innovator !!
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 11:58 AM 15
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Nokia is a true innovator too I mean c'mon the camera,city lens,Free navigation and one of the best screens :)
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 12:19 PM 18
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the only wrong thing that nokia did with its OS, symbian, is support!!! they dont support and follow the symbian foundation!!! SF offers a new symbian,UIQ, for modernization..but nokia decline the offering and go to the old s60! and that is a huge mistake! RIP symbian!! i will always love you!
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 7:27 PM 0
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Smartphone sales only would be quite interesting.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 11:59 AM 3
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I'd definitely like to see stats on sales rather than shipments.
posted on Dec 18, 2012, 12:04 PM 5
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But for Samsung, those are sales. They don't ship those devices to retailers and carriers on consignment. If it were a consignment based system, say like bookstores, VZW wouldn't have to discount poor sellers down to almost nothing to get them to move. They'd ship them back for refund. Anyone remember the deals that came with the purchase of a Palm Pre Plus or Pixi Plus? When Samsung says they've shipped 5 million Galaxy Note IIs, that means they've fulfilled orders for 5 million Galaxy Note IIs and shipped them to retailers and carriers. What I think we would all love to see, are aggregate sales numbers from the major retailers and carriers. That would give us numbers sold to end users. We won't get those.
posted on Dec 20, 2012, 12:40 AM 1
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