According to a Boston-based Strategy Analytics, Samsung may have surpassed handset manufacturing giant Nokia and also Apple in smartphone sales in Q2. The analysis say that the Korean giant is estimated to have sold up to 21 million smartphones globally in the period, compared with 16.7 million for Nokia and 20.3 million iPhones all thanks to its popular Android line-up, especially the Galaxy range.
Neil Mawston, an analyst at the research company said, “Apple, Samsung and Nokia are in a close, three-way battle. Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions. Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smart phones by the end of the year.”
Samsung, for the first time ever will pass Nokia and Research in Motion (BlackBerry) in smartphone sales and will become a close competitor to Apple. Although, Apple and Nokia are going to launching new products in Q3 and Q4, so that should make the competition even more exciting.