Samsung Inches Closer to Nokia in Smartphone Market Share
Samsung's impressive sales performance in Q2 may propel the Korean company closer to claiming the throne from Nokia as the top phone manufacturer in the world.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung's global sales for Q2 is estimated to be between 18 million and 21 million units while Nokia and Apple managed 16.7 million and 20.3 million units respectively during the same period. While Nokia currently holds 26% of the global market share, Samsung is not far behind with an expected share of 20%.
Android Community - “Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions. 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”. Neil Mawston, analyst, Strategy Analytics.
With the Samsung Galaxy S II achieving excellent sales in the global and local markets, Samsung may soon overtake Nokia to be the top phone manufacturer. The rumored release of the next iPhone in September will also give Apple an extra boost in the race to the top. How will Nokia reclaim lost ground? Will the partnership with Microsoft be enough to safeguard its top position? We will only know in the coming months when the first batch of Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices arrive.
Source: Android Community