Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 27 April 2012 08:30

Samsung tops Nokia, Apple in mobile shipments

Written by Peter Scott



93.5 million phones in Q1


Maker of overpriced plasticky phones Samsung has managed to overtake Nokia and Apple in the mobile market.

Samsung ended the first quarter of 2012 with a commanding lead over the competition, seizing a 25 percent market share. According to Strategy Analytics and IHS iSuppli, the Korean giant brushed Nokia and Apple aside with relative ease, shipping 93.5 million handsets.

Looking at the smartphone share, Samsung fared even better. The company shipped 44.5 million units for a 30.6 percent share, up from 12.2 percent in Q1 2011. Apple ranked second, shipping 35.1 million iPhones, while Nokia slipped to third, shipping just 11.9 million units, down from 24.2 million a year ago.

Things are starting to heat up in the mobile market. Nokia is rushing to embrace Windows Phone, as sales of Symbian phones slow down faster than expected. Apple is facing increasingly strong competition from the Android camp, but the same goes for Samsung, as it has to deal with increasingly competitive phones from the likes of HTC, LG and even back-from-the-dead Sony.

Last modified on Friday, 27 April 2012 08:34
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments