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October 28, 2011 by Alex Richards
Samsung has overtaken Apple and its iPhone in the battle to be king of the smartphone, sales for the third quarter of the current year have revealed.
The Korean mobile chaps have announced that they sold around 27.8 million units between July and September, benefiting from the late arrival of the new iPhone model from Apple which hit October. Camp Cupertino, on the other hand, only managed to shift 17.1 million devices over the same time period.
Indeed according to Samsung, their telecommunications division has been unbelievably successful this year, with revenue up 37% on the same period last year.
Furthermore, Samsung say that they have sold over 10 million of their Galaxy S II handset in the five months since it was officially released and is expecting greater demand for its devices in the remainder of the year. The fact that due Christmas is fast approaching and two new high-end Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note, are set to be released in the coming weeks has probably led them to this, and who can blame them.
In addition, the company are also hoping that the Galaxy S II will post higher sales figures in the United States in the coming months as it was only released over their late in the third quarter, so you’d think that they’d have shifted a few by the time the next set of numbers are released.
All in all, a big pat on the back is required for Samsung, for proving that there is more to smartphones than just Apple’s monster.
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