Samsung to hit record smartphone sales: 70 million units in Q1 2013?

Samsung to hit record smartphone sales: 70 million units in Q1 2013?
While in the last couple of years we were used to the mesmerizing Apple growth, it seems that Samsung is ready to take its role as analysts expect it to weather seasonally low demand and still deliver record smartphone sales in Q1 2013.

Analysts from Counterpoint Research estimate Samsung sold around 25 million smartphones each month of 2013 for a total exceeding 70 million in Q1.

What’s more, Samsung only increased its dominant position in smartphones growing market share from 32% in Q4 2012 to 35% in Q1 2013.

Apple and LG are expected to also increase their market shares in this (almost) past first quarter. Apple is projected to reach 21% market share while LG is said to grow to 4.3% from 4%.

What’s also notable is the staggering growth of Chinese smartphone makers that are expected to take up a whopping 21% of the market.

source: Yonhap

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33 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't think so, maybe Sony or HTC will. We'll see.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

world doesn't revolve around flagships ! Samsung has a huge line-up of phones ranging from $20-$750 which are highly popular in third-world countries. Not to mention their big spent behind marketing !

4. Aeires unregistered

Exactly. Not only that, but Samsung has bigger manufacturing facilities that can crank out more phones then the competitors. SS will pummel you with volume while still releasing great flagship devices at the same time.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

We need to remember, Samsung is not gonna be the leader forever. Sometimes we will fail or lose right? We aren't gonna win forever right? -I'm not a Samsung hater by the way.

3. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

" maybe Sony or HTC will ", HTC and Sony combined won't reach Samsung ! heck, Sony, HTC, Huawei and ZTE combined won't !

10. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

May be if u add nokia and apple to that, but i still doubt that.

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I wouldn't add Nokia to that ! Nokia's sales are insane too !

23. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

oh just suck up and take the hit hater. Sammy is reaching those figures not because of your personal bias or mine...they are just being rewarded for hard work, dedication and great strategy. and even if you dont like them give them credit where its due!

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm not a hater, I guess you're new here right? Like I've said earlier, I love every smartphone manufacturers! Geez.....you are the one who needs to shut up!

27. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

awww...the kid thinks I am new here...cute! Sammy aint my fav here but all I said was give'em credit where its due. compare that to your comment and its clear who's new here.... and by the way your name shows your bi-ass! the least you can do is to stop making a complete ass of yourself...free advice :)

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dude, let's stop the arguing, its like two stupid dogs barking at each other. >THE END

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Well I expect: HTC SONY LG SAMSUNG AND ALL OTHER VENDORS OEMS TO DO WELL,CAUSE THEY ARE ALL ANDROID! GOOD LUCK ALL

7. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung probably still higher sales, but this year Samsung need share sales with HTC and Sony. :)

8. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Just wait untill apple releases lphones with larger displays.... The main reason why I bought my s3 instead of a iPhone 5 was the screen size, but android is far behind ios when it comes to apps and specialy games. Still though Samsung deserves the lead because they are really doing a very good job, they understand that the majority of people want big screen phones and multicore processors plus their camera lenses are very good aswell.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Every app I need is available to android, and is as good or better than the iOS version. Apple is far behind Android in features, flexibility and power.

15. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Hey don't be a push over, if android has everything you need then ios has everything you need plus 1000. You don't like games like the walking dead,back to the future,final fantasy,soul calibur,infinity blade and many others then fine but you can not have facts to back it up. Lol since when android has more flexibility and power? Being a nexus 10 owner I have to say that android devices are far from being powerful, for example my ipad plays games with full effects while the nexus 10 did not. One other problem I had was that the browser was lagging like you wouldn't believe, from the entire google ecosystem android has just one browser that almost doesn't lagg and that's dolphin browser, from the entire ecosystem just ONE browser worth using, where is the flexibility on that? Plus it didn't have tablet optimized apps, so your argument about android having better apps is just a LIE, stop Lying.

17. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Powerful mean that you can use it like a computer. Try save your website page to PDF if you can without paying another software to do it. Yes, there is more games but games that I want need to pay. I try to find software to edit word or excel without paying in the ipad until now , noting worth my time. It is much easier to edit, create and sent it by email using my Galaxy note and this all can be done free using build in software . I did bought the new ipad and try to run browser that support flash but it run slowly and not smooth. I also own Asus Tf 101 which is better then the new ipad (4) if you want to use it for work and watch flash drama . So, did I regret buying the ipad 4, yes, I did.

20. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

That's because you didn't do your homework before your purchase. Nobody never said tablets can do what a computer does.they are designed for consumption and not work. Android is not for work either.it does some things better than ios like sharing files but still when I need to do some work I still use my laptop and not my android devices. Just one question! You are talking about free apps and that's the biggest problem.Why you expect software to be for free when you have no problem paying for hardware? I was also using free stuff but I realized that was the reason the app selection on android is very poor.nobody will release anything good because app developers needs to get payed.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Ocean Browser and Boat Browser don't lag at all. Ipad you just use safari. Dolphin, Boat, Ocean is more flexibility than safari. My ipad3/4 battery life was crap compared to my Nexus 10. Kingdom Rush is the best game ever made though and for some reason they won't make it for Android. I have to figure out a way to play it without getting an ipad or iphone. haha

11. SleepingOz unregistered

Very funny, dude!

16. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

You know what's really funny? The fact that Google is literally selling the nexus devices at cost, without making any money and still their tablets can not compete with the ipad witch costs double the price. Maybe google should give them completely for free,only then it will have a chance against apple.

25. willard12 unregistered

Apple had a headstart over Google on making tablets. Refer to the article above (which is talking about phones) to see what the future holds. Just about everything you said about tablets was once said about phones back when the iPhone dominated. What happened?

29. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

What happened? The iPhone is still dominant, and it will be more dominant after they release bigger screen versions. Don't be confused dude, the iPhone still is the largest selling high end phone,these numbers that Samsung is making are mainly for selling low end cheap devices and not because of the s3.

30. willard12 unregistered

I guess your iPhone is lagging after all....the s3 itself, is outselling the iPhone (with the exception of 1 qtr). Use the CNN widget on your nexus so you can stay up to date with reality. Better yet, try the CNN widget on your iPad. http://m.latinospost.com/articles/9226/20130108/samsung-galaxy-s3-vs-iphone-5-sales.htm

31. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

dude read the article, is about all the samsung devices combined ,note ,s3 and the rest. the s3 is not selling better than the 5. plus this article is bulls**t.

33. chadrick0814 unregistered

I believe you said Samsung is doing it with low end models. I guess you think the note is low end. By the way this is from IGN "Samsung and Apple have repeatedly volleyed for the "best-selling" position, with the Galaxy S3 taking the honor last September." The S3 is 1 model from 1 android brand. Either way, you have a very loose definition of the word "dominate." You also said another commenter "didn't do his homework.". Yet, you claim to have an iPad 4 and nexus 10. Did you do your homework on nexus 10? You also said an iPad does a 1000 more things. I guess HDMI, multitasking, USB otg, Bluetooth file transfer, nfc, widgets don't matter.....until your iPad is able to do it in 2018, then they will be awesome. Enjoy your big iPod touch, but somehow I think you may also enjoy watching movies in HD using Google videos and HDMI.

24. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Billion Apps are just a number for most. Doesn't matter much. If it really did matter Android would never have grown to a position where it is now ...

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Mini or Ace are not smartphones.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Mini and Ace are LOW-END SMARTPHONES.

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

No, they are smartphone wanna-be. No power, no materials, no good price, no real reason to use them, made for dumb consumer => dumb phone.

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