Samsung’s latest smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S II have been a huge success for the company, having sold over 3 million units of the device and it hasn’t even gone on sale in the US yet.
Now according to a recent report by Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics, Samsung may have sold more smartphones in the April to June quarter than Apple and Nokia.
According to the report Nokia sold 16.7 million mobile phones for the quarter, and Apple sold 20.3 million iPhone’s, whilst Samsung is reported to have sold 21 million smartphones for the quarter.
“Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions,” Mawston said. “Samsung stands a reasonable chance of capturing the top spot on a quarterly basis if it can continue expanding its Android portfolio across high-growth markets like China and Brazil. Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smartphones by the end of the year.”
Of course these figures are yet to be confirmed by Samsung, it will be interesting to see if these estimates are correct when Samsung announces their smartphone sales figures.
Apple and Samsung are in the middle of a range of court cases, where Apple have basically accused Samsung of copying the iPhone, the iPad and also their retail packaging.