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Samsung S3 defeats iPhone 4S in sales in Q3

  Peter      2012-11-08 11:22:54      2,578    0

The market research firm Strategy Analytics publishes a research report which states global sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 is over iPhone 4S in the third quarter of 2012, it becomes the most popular mobile phone.

From the chart below, Galaxy S3 was sold 18 million units in Q3, while iPhone 4S was sold 16.2 million units. Galaxy S3 took market share of 10.7%, and iPhone 4S took 9.7%.

Perhaps people are not willing to buy iPhone 4S due to the launch of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S sales lost to Galaxy S3. iPhone 5 was sold six million units in Q3, accounting for 3.6% of the global smartphone market share, it is slightly higher than the Galaxy S3 by combining iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S share.

But we have to say that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has very strong sales, sales of the models in the second quarter of 2012 were 5.4 million units, it rose to 18 million units in the third quarter, an increase of more than 200%. Its global market share rose from 3.5% in the second quarter to 10.7%, the overall share of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in the third quarter was 13.3%, an increase of 0.6% over the second quarter only.

Of course, it is expected in the fourth quarter of this year, the iPhone 5 will beyond the Galaxy S3, to regain the throne of the world's most popular mobile phone. In the Android market, there will be more and more excellent models, it's very difficult that Apple would like to keep the status of the most popular mobile phone.

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