Samsung's Galaxy S III outsold the iPhone last quarter
posted by Scott H. / Sep 04, 2012, 1:56 PM
And that isn’t just in terms of aggregate sales across an entire mobile operating system, as Samsung’s mammoth Galaxy S III launch was enough to unseat the iPhone last quarter as the best selling phone in the U.S. That information comes from Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity, who did channel checks on all four of the major U.S. carriers. The iPhone 4S has a mild handicap since they don’t offer a version on T-Mobile while Samsung launched versions of their phone for all four carriers, but in reality the Galaxy S III ended the quarter as the top seller for both Spring and Verizon even with the head to head competition.
Samsung isn’t likely to hold on to the title for long – there are some major product announcements coming from others in the Android camp, and there will be also be a major push for Windows Phone 8 devices in Q3. And perhaps most significantly, Apple just made it official that the iPhone 5 will be shown off on September 12th, and we would expect the device to go on sale later in the month or early October, after which it will presumably reclaim the title of best-selling phone for a least a couple of quarters.
Still, we imagine that executives at Samsung headquarters are looking to be cheered up right about now, and these numbers must bring a bit of a smile to them as they ponder their next set of legal maneuvers.
source: Canaccord Genuity via BI
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Here come the flame wars....
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:07 PM 4
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please dont incite it… just say something knowledgable if you feel like commenting such as how this reflects a small portion of iphone sales that slump due to the expected new model…
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:30 PM 10
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We must remember that this victory is only temporary as, when the New iPhone is released with all its' new features and the tremendously huge expansion in iPhone screen size, all current Android flagship devices will become iNsiGniFiCant and Apple will once again rule like it did in its' hayday for the iGods have spoken.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 3:57 PM 4
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It's to bad Taco was banned. He could explain why his "inside sources" told him the Galaxy S3 was a flop, not selling in the US. Unless, of course, that was his evil spoofing twin.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:39 PM 21
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We can look for Ardent1....who claimed the GS3 was getting returned....in droves.....after the verdict. I love it when Apple fanboys are wrong. That needs to be the name of a show "When Fanboyism Goes Bad"
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 5:26 PM 4
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its an android variant (aka copy cat) of the iPhone so of course the features people want of the Iphone combined with the most popular OS and the name of Samsung its only natural for people to gravitate to that device. Just because it sold the most its not the best that is in the eye of the beholder
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 3:39 PM 0
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I see zero alike visually or with the interface that is anything like an iPhone, in my opinion. Also, the iPhone 5 isn't adding any features that haven't been available on many Android platforms for about a year or more. These(iPhones) are not the droids you are looking for. Move along.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 5:27 PM 0
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Are you serious? Was this unexpected to ANYBODY!?!? Of course it outsold the iPhone. Not only because it's the arguably best phone on the market, but also because of the expected announcement/release of the new iPhone.
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:12 PM 16
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Coward Samsung releases their phone when there is no new models released... Cheap Samsung...
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:20 PM 4
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So I suppose if Apple did something similar, you'd say it was just good market strategy?
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:45 PM 16
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so they should change their product cycle to meet apple's? That sounds well dumb
posted on Sep 04, 2012, 2:58 PM 6
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