Samsung set for top spot for smartphone sales

Samsung may have leapfrogged Apple and Nokia in the smartphone market, according to research from Strategy Analytics.

Samsung set for top spot for smartphone sales

Last week, it was revealed that Apple had surged past the ailing Nokia in the smartphone arena, and Samsung looks set to trump both rival manufactuers driven by a variety of handsets on the Android platform and a booming presence in emerging markets such as China.

According to a Bloomberg report, Strategy Analytics is predicting Samsung’s second quarter smartphone sales to range between 18m and 21m, pushing it past Nokia’s 16.7m handsets and rivalling Apple’s 20.3m iPhones sold.

“Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions,” Bloomberg quoted Strategy Analytics researcher Neil Mawston as saying.

“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.”

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