The South Korean giant is now the champion when it comes to smartphones. Indeed, according to figures for the third quarter of 2011, just published by the cabinet Strategy Analytics, Samsung would have sold nearly 27.8M smartphones. Far ahead of 17.1M iPhone sold by Apple and the 16.8M units sold by Nokia.
According to the firm, during this period, nearly one in four smartphones distributed around the world was a Samsung.
This tremendous growth has been driven in particular by the Galaxy S and S2, of which more than 30M copies have been sold in two years.
In total, 117M smartphones were sold during the third quarter of 2011, an increase of 44% compared to the same period last year.
Apple is therefore in second position. A decline which could be explained in particular by the expectation of consumers for the release of the new iPhone 4S. However, the apple brand would still retain the advantage in terms of operational profits in the mobile market.