Samsung beat Nokia. South Korean vendors even managed to beat the dominance of Apple with its iPhone in the smartphone market.
As quoted by the BBC, research firm Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone sales reported by the end of the first quarter of 2012. In the report, sales of mobile phones from Samsung managed to beat the sales of mobile phones Nokia and Apple.
Though the dominance of Nokia phone sales since 1998 and were unbeaten. The report released from the Samsung mobile phone sales at 93.5 million units. Samsung had a 25.4 percent market share.
While at the same time Nokia only sold 82.7 million units, or get a market share of 22.5 percent. While Apple sold 35.1 million units with a market share of 9.5 percent. Other vendors 156.7 million units (42.6 percent).
"This success required us to move forward, because our competitors also continued to improve its business performance," said Robert Yi, Samsung's Head of Investor Relations.
So also in the smart phone market (smartphones). Samsung continues to dominate the smartphone market with total sales amounting to 44.5 million units, followed by Apple and Nokia 35.1 million units 11.9 million units.
The success of these sales, Samsung makes a profit of 4.5 billion U.S. dollars (USD 41.3 trillion), up 81 percent over the first quarter of 2011. Sei-Cheol Lee, an analyst at Meritz Securities said in explaining the success of Samsung's mobile phone sales is due to its product range is very comprehensive, ranging from feature phones, smartphones to tablets.
Even in the near future, Samsung will release the Samsung Galaxy S III, the ranks of top-class phone. Galaxy series could even surpass Apple as the world's largest smartphone seller.
"The market is filled by smartphone just two players, Samsung and Apple," said Lee.
The success of the Samsung Galaxy series as one of the largest smart phone maker in the world.