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30% of Mobile Devices Shipped in Q4 Were Made By Samsung

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that Samsung dominated the sales of the last quarter in 2012. According to the results, Samsung shipped 63 million devices, easily passing the likes of Nokia, Apple and RIM. That number accounts for 30% of the worldwide shipments of smartphones.

The report also notes that 2012 was overall a good year for the mobile market. The overall number of devices shipped was up some 42% from the year before. Samsung definitely has the lead though and are looking to capitalize with the Galaxy S4 coming some time this year, we just have to wait to see how big it will be.


  • keen to know the breakdown and what percentage are the cheap phones.

  • angermeans

    They might have shipped the most, but based on AT&T, Verizon, and sprints numbers it was the iPhone that was sold 70% of all smartphones sold.

  • DaRkL3AD3R

    Yes rock on Samsung. Absolute best of the best. Having had a top end Motorola, HTC and now Samsung phone I can say without a doubt that there’s a solid reason why Samsung dominates; they simply are the best all around.

    Looking forward to them continuing to dominate the Smartphone market going into the foreseeable future.

    • fixxmyhead

      tell that to HTC fanboys and they go crazy

      • JPose

        I really liked my HTC Incredible I. My GSIII is by far a much better phone but I was a really disappointed that the headphone jack switched the mic and the ground. My Beats don’t work for talking on the phone and I have to use crappy earbuds. With HTC this wasn’t an issue. Otherwise, great phone with only one fatal flaw.

  • John

    Other manufactures need to step it up, Android being dominated by one company is bad

    • michael arazan

      Until the Motorola X and the new nexus in 3 months. LG could of been a force to recon with and posted big numbers had they learned how to mass produce a certain phone that everyone wants. It sold out at T-Mo in one day.

      FYI an Australian carrier is about to get a big shipment of Nexus 4 phones.

      • Dylan Patel

        New Nexus? I doubt it, the only rumors about a new nexus were false.

  • Dave

    they also account for 60 percent of Android activations, that’s called murdering your competition.

  • flashstep

    I tried to use the HTC one x i think im too accustomed to either stock android or Touchwiz. I hated sense and even rooted with Jelly Bean it was slow. Switched back to my s3 in a few hours

  • Akashshr

    Wow, Its a sad sad day!
    That does it, Big screens, Useless designed for humans tag line, crappy build quality, Flooding the market every week with a new new Galaxy phone, Pointless Svoice SCloud features, minor software improvements on ugly bloated touchWiz…….SELLS!!

    • Dave

      Not everybody cares about ROMs and rooting….we are the 1/10th of 1%.

      • NastyEmu

        I DO care about ROMs and rooting, and the GS3 still may be the best phone out there. Just took it a little longer than expected be unlocked on VZW

    • Diablo81588

      Its all about marketing and availability on all carriers. There’s nothing special about Samsung phones, other than the ridiculous physical home button.

      • Akashshr

        Exactly, thats where it is, Excellent marketing and wide range of carriers and GSM variants all across the world!

    • EvanTheGamer

      What did ya wake up on the wrong side of the bedrock today or something? That would probably explain your trollish comment.

    • It’s a solid product. Turn off the stuff you don’t like, root, or just cry into your pillow.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Not surprising. Same thing will probably happen in 2013, as well.