Samsung poised to overtake Apple in smartphone sales

Samsung achieved 500 per cent year on year growth in smartphone shipments, as it looks likely to take the crown from Apple soon.

Samsung is an experienced player in the mobile space, but few expected to see such a stunning rise amidst some seriously stiff competition.

Apple is currently number one in the market, with Samsung in second and Nokia slumping to third, according to data from Strategy Analytics. If you look at Samsung’s growth rate, however, it looks like the South Korean vendor will be top dog very soon indeed.

In the second quarter, Samsung achieved 500 per cent year on year growth in smartphone shipments. Apple saw 142 per cent growth. Samsung shipped approximately 19 million smartphones, whilst Apple shipped 1.3 million more. If Samsung keeps this pace up, when the next quarterly results emerge it will have overtaken Apple with plenty of breathing space between the two as well.

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