Galaxy S3 takes No. 1 position in smartphone market: research

Thu Nov 8, 2012 8:58am EST

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III is displayed at a store in Seoul August 27, 2012. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III is displayed at a store in Seoul August 27, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S3 became the world's best-selling smartphone model last quarter, pushing aside Apple Inc's iPhone, which has dominated the chart for more than two years, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Thursday.

Strategy Analytics estimated Samsung sold 18 million S3 models in the third quarter, compared with iPhone 4S sales of 16.2 million.

Strong sales of the flagship Galaxy S3 - which comes with a large 4.8 inch touchscreen - helped Samsung post a record $7.3 billion operating profit in the July-September quarter.

"Samsung's Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia," said analyst Neil Mawston, adding the new iPhone 5 would likely reclaim the top spot for Apple in the current quarter. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by David Holmes)

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Comments (3)
mick68 wrote:

The rotten apple just fell to the ground. No more paying triple for an inferior product.

Nov 08, 2012 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
somesakhi wrote:
I am not sure how this research is done.I am guessing its only the number of Galaxy S3 They have counted and presented the results.I am neither team Samsung or apple.But after 5 years with att with a simple phone.i thought of getting Samsung galaxy S3 Two days ago.From past two days i have been charging the phone again and again .in the past two days i only used data of 1 MB and didnt use any other single Application.
In US as u cannot return the phone after 14 days ,i am guessing people are stuck with cons of each phone.
i am fed up of charging the phone again and again .i am waiting till tomorrow if again i have to charge the phone i will return SamSung Galaxy S3 FOR SURE

Nov 08, 2012 2:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
aca041 wrote:
@somesakhi – you chould check with AT&T for the fix. I think this is a firmware bug.

Nov 09, 2012 4:42am EST  --  Report as abuse
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