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Smartphone sales forecast predicts Samsung will beat Apple and Nokia

Recent sales of Samsung’s range of smartphones could place the Korean electronics giant ahead of both Nokia and Apple.

According to estimates from analysts at Strategy Analytics, Samsung has sold between 18 million and 21 million smartphones, covering both its popular Android and (not-so-popular) Bada ranges.

Including one of our current favourites, the Galaxy S2, Samsung has pumped out a lot of Android handsets, some brilliant, some less so, and it seems to be working, with the different price-tags attracting plenty of new smartphone customers.

Compared to rivals Nokia and Apple, who have shipped 16.7 million and 20.3 million phones, respectively, between April and June. “Samsung’s Android portfolio is selling strongly in most regions,” said analyst Neil Mawston.

“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.”

Sales have been bolstered recently by the success of it’s latest flaghsip handset, the Galaxy S2, which we’re also a bit partial to. We hope Samsung’s ready for whatever Apple’s planning for September.

Source: Bloomberg


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