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Apple overtakes Samsung in Q4 smartphone sales: report
January 27, 2012 / 3:02 AM / 6 years ago

Apple overtakes Samsung in Q4 smartphone sales: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple Inc overtook Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the world’s top smartphone maker in the fourth quarter of last year, with the South Korean company selling about half a million fewer smartphones than its rival, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Friday.

A customer show his new iPhone 4S after making the purchase at Apple's retail store in downtown Shanghai January 13, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Apple sold 37 million iPhones and Samsung sold 36.5 million smartphone handsets, giving each a respective 23.9 percent and 23.5 percent market share.

Reporting by Miyoung Kim; Editing by Chris Lewis

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