Samsung to Extend Lead Over Apple in 2013 [Strategy Analytics]

Posted January 4, 2013 at 4:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5144 views

Samsung is expected to extend its smartphone lead over Apple in 2013 with an estimated 35% growth, according Strategy Analytics.

"We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio," Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics told Reuters. However, it's suggested that Apple could counter Samsung's growth with the release of an 'iPhone mini' that targeted demand for lower-end smartphones.

Global smartphone shipments will jump 27 percent to 875 million shipments this year, slowing from last year's torrid 41 percent pace as growth is easing in many key markets such as North America, China, the developed economies of Asia, and Western Europe, Mawston said. South Korea's Samsung Electronics is forecast to sell 290 million smartphones this year, up from a projected 215 million in 2012, the research firm said. Apple's smartphone sales are projected to reach 180 million this year, up 33 percent from last year, slightly trailing Samsung's 35 percent increase.

These predictions would give Samsung 33% of the smartphone market in 2013 (up from 31%) and Apple 21% (up from 20%).

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thevmax - January 4, 2013 at 8:04pm
This won't be true if a jailbreak comes out for IOS 6. Many people have jumped ship due to the jailbreak not being available.
Ken - January 4, 2013 at 11:05pm
Most people wouldn't even know what a jail break is.
AppleBoringNow - January 5, 2013 at 3:31am
iPhone jailbreak =RIP!!
s1aw0 - January 4, 2013 at 7:37pm
Hyunday also sales more cars than Mercedes or Ferrari, does that mesn that Hyunday is better car???
Ricky - January 4, 2013 at 8:29pm
Such a stupid analogy, atleast spell correctly.
paul - January 4, 2013 at 5:22pm
Apple are expensive wherein samsung have the better features then apple..Apple are RIP Off..
Ken - January 4, 2013 at 11:06pm
You mean Samsung have cheap phones and people by nature put price ahead of features.
JJS - January 4, 2013 at 5:21pm
SAMSUNG WON ME OVER WITH THE NOTE 2. I'VE BEEN EXHAUSTED AND REALLY I SEE NO POINT TO AN IPHONE IF IT DON'T HAVE A JAILBREAK BECAUSE IT'S JUST PLAIN GAY. ANDROID HAS ALL THE TWEAKS WITHOUT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT A JAILBREAK. SORRY APPLE YOU LOST A LOYAL CUSTOMER OF 4 YEARS!
Me - January 4, 2013 at 5:01pm
Still wouldn't wanna be caught dead with one of Samsung's pay phones on me. BTW...where do you put the coins??!?!
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