Samsung Galaxy SIII in the quarter gained the title of best-selling smartphone over from the iPhone 4S. According to analysts , the number of sold Galaxy S3 models from 5.2 million in the second quarter to 18 million in the third quarter, while sales of the iPhone 4S dropped from 19.4 million to 16.2 million in the same period.
On his own, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is responsible for 11% of all smartphones in the third quarter were sold. However, we must not forget that Apple still has sold 6 million units of iPhone 5 in the third quarter and the expectation is that the iPhone is the Galaxy SIII will catch up with the figures for the fourth quarter.
Analysts say that the success of the Galaxy SIII is due to the larger screen, high subsidies for mobile carriers and high availability of the device in countries worldwide. In addition, consumers also have taken into account the fact that at any time the Apple iPhone 5 could announce, and therefore less likely to have opted for the iPhone 4S.
The Galaxy SIII, in May of this year and Samsung recently announced that more than 30 million units sold. Its predecessor, the Galaxy SII, it took less than 14 months and this number has been reached.
It is still unclear how much Apple’s iPhone 5 has sold shortly after launch, the company in a press statement that within 72 hours, five million iPhone 5 were sold. According to Apple had this number could be higher still, but the stock was simply not large enough by production problems. Earlier this week, Foxconn CEO Terry Gou though that the design of the iPhone 5 is essentially the most advanced ever constructed.