Samsung Beats Apple and Nokia in Smartphone Shipments?

Posted October 20, 2011 at 4:05pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6693 views

Samsung has reportedly beat out Apple and Nokia as the world's biggest cellphone maker by volume for the quarter ending September 30th, reports the WSJ.

The South Korean company benefited from a push into the high end; demand is robust for phones that consumers can use to watch videos, download movies and send email. The company is also taking advantage of the popularity of Google Inc.'s Android operating system, while also stepping up production in Europe of phones using its own software and software from Microsoft Corp.

Samsung doesn't disclose its smartphone shipments but a source told the WSJ that the company shipped 20 million units in the last quarter. Apple said earlier this week that it sold 17.1 million smartphones in its last quarter and Nokia reported today that it shipped 16.8 million smartphones.

Google and Samsung have just announced the Galaxy Nexus which is the first smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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justabrake - October 21, 2011 at 12:22pm
I want one of them
drew - October 21, 2011 at 6:12am
I haven't seen this clarified: They may have shipped that many, but how many were sold? There is a difference between shipping to stores and selling to consumers. Samsung has been called out on that before. Apple's numbers, I believe, are actual sales to consumers, and Samsung's are likely just what they ship from the factory to stores, and not what has been sold to consumers.
Hector - October 20, 2011 at 9:56pm
Yeah! Samsung, how dare you ship more phones than Apples? Are you a electronics manufacter or a farm???
PeterZ - October 20, 2011 at 8:42pm
More importantly I'd like to know how many different varieties of phones that includes and how many different versions of Android. Who knows how Samsung has loaded the numbers? Including dumb phones throws it completely out of whack. How many actual smartphones? Their best selling model, which was it and how many? The true story would be embarrassing for them.
Getreal - October 20, 2011 at 8:10pm
Why do you guys take this crap so personal?
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