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Samsung shipped twice as many smartphones than Apple did in Q3

Samsung ships far more smartphones this quarter than Apple did with iPhones
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:33 am

Samsung really hit Q3 with a home run, shipping an estimated 56.3 million devices worldwide, according to IDC's latest numbers. Out of the total 179.7 million units shipped during the quarter, Samsung represented a nice 31.3% chunk of that.




Quarter-on-quarter, the numbers are also impressive, up 22.7% from last year. Year-on-year, the South Korean giant is up 100.4%, showing just how far they've come in twelve months.


Comparing this to their main competitor, Apple, they did very well. Apple only shipped 26.9 million iPhones in the last quarter, taking just 15% of the market. Quarter-over-quarter for Apple wasn't too bad, seeing a rise from last year of 13.8% of the smartphone market share. IDC's numbers point to Apple shipments being around 15%, up from 13.8% last year, and Android is pushing 70%.


179.7 million smartphones shipped last quarter, a huge 45% gain over twelve months ago.


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