Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Business: Now World’s Top-Selling Smartphone Manufacturer!

By on October 29, 2011

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Samsung beats Apple by winning the title of World’s Top-selling Smartphone Manufacturer as per a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, citing a reliable source claiming that Samsung has shipped more than 20 million smartphone units to its consumer as compared to Apples shipments of 17.1 million iPhone units for Q3, 2011.

Now Samsung officially announces its financial results for Q3, with a pride of elegance that its smartphone sales have hit above 40% boom over the previous quarter without mentioning the numbers of its sold out smartphones.

Samsung was chasing Apple closely at the end of Q2 of this year, but now when Apple iPhone sales have stuck to a decline due to the consumers’ wait for next generation iPhone (though they got an improved version of iPhone 4), and Samsung amazing growth rate have given the company an opportunity to easily lead Apple in the smartphone sector.

Also, a reliable research firm Strategy Analytics has pushed out its results on smartphone shipments for the third quarter, 2011. The results also show that Samsung with the sale of 27.8 million units is now the market leader while Apple barely surpassed  Nokia for second place with the sale of 17.1 million units as compared to Nokia’s 16.8 million units.


Neil Mawston, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “After just one quarter in the top spot, Apple slipped behind Samsung to second position and captured 15 percent share. Apple’s global smartphone growth rate slowed to just 21 percent annually in Q3 2011, its lowest level for two years. We believe Apple’s growth during the third quarter was affected by consumers and operators awaiting the launch of the new iPhone 4S in the fourth quarter, volatile economic conditions in several key countries, and tougher competition from Samsung’s popular Galaxy S2 model.”

On the other hand, Apple is still affirming that it will get all-time record iPhone sales during the current quarter when the new as the iPhone 4S will ship to remaining regions of the world. But we have some reservations to accept Apple claim as it looks almost impossible to supersede the difference of number in smartphone units sold out so far by both tech giants.

Also, the Strategy Analytics pegged Apple in 5th position meaning slipping behind ZTE as compared to the previous quarter.

Notably, Apple share prices have also face bearish trend by falling down to 4.4% from 5.6% in Q2,2011.

For detailed information about Samsung financial results of Q3-2011, you can visit the company’s own site right now.

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