Samsung May Outshine Apple in Smartphone Sales

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Watch out Apple.  Samsung sales of smartphones may have outpaced or matched those of Apple for the first time, according to an analyst.

Samsung may outshine Apple in smartphone salesSamsung, which makes Android-based smartphones, sold between 18 and 21 million smartphones worldwide in the April – June quarter, Strategy Analytics told Bloomberg,  while Apple sold 20.3 million. The estimates also put Samsung ahead of Nokia, which sold 16.7 million smartphones during the quarter.

“Samsung stands a reasonable chance of capturing the top spot on a quarterly basis if it can continue expanding its Android portfolio across high-growth markets like China and Brazil. Samsung and Apple will be at similar levels in smartphones by the end of the year,” said Neil Mawston of Strategy Analytics.  –Lynn Shannon

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Source: Bloomberg

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