Recent reports revealed that Samsung has taken over the lead in terms of manufacturer selling the most mobile phones. When Samsung revealed its earnings for the first three months of this year, it was quite easy to see that the manufacturer has taken the crown of top spot in the industry. It revealed revenue reaching $4.45 billion, which is a clear 82% increase in sales from what it had last year in the same period.
Samsung’s revenue can easily be guessed when you see the flourishing sales of the Smartphones it has been producing. While it has taken over the crown in terms of all mobile phone sales, it is still unclear whether Samsung is on the top in the Smartphone industry. Samsung does not reveal the total sales of Smartphones, leaving analysts to estimate the total sales of Smartphones it might have acquired.
For example, ABI believes that Samsung was able to ship around 83.4 million units of cell phones, as compared to Nokia’s 82.7 million. Meanwhile analysts at Strategy analytics believe that Samsung was able to ship around 93.5 million handsets, which is also higher than that of Nokia.
Total shipments for Smartphones are also looking good for Samsung, with strategy analytics awarding the crown to the company. The analysts firm says that the company has shipped over 44 million units of Smartphones in the past year. iSuppli also believes that Samsung has had great sales for Smartphones, revealed at least 32 million units shipped across the world.
It is quite hard to determine the winner in the Smartphone industry because Apple reveals sales of its phone as compared to Samsung who does not reveal sales or units shipped. So the analysts are in a very tough position to guess who may have taken the lead in this particular industry.
With Samsung all geared up for its event on May 3rd, the reveal of the next generation Samsung Galaxy phone will further help the company increase its Smartphone sales. It seems that Apple and Samsung will be giving each other a lot of competition when Apple finally reveals its next phone this year.