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Infographic: Samsung leads the smartphone market

According to a Statista infographic by IDC, Samsung has taken the lead in the smartphone market. Has the iPhone finally met its match with the Galaxy S III?

TechRepublic blogger Jack Wallen recently wrote about his amazing experience with the Samsung Galaxy S III. According to Jack, the Galaxy S III is so powerful and impressive that it will win you over and make you want to drop whatever device you're currently using.

Interestingly, Statista published an infographic by IDC about Samsung's lead in the smartphone market, which confirms the Galaxy S III popularity on a large scale.

"The Korean electronics giant sold more than 50 million smartphone from April through June and cemented its position as the world largest smartphone maker. Samsung reportedly sold 10 million units of its new flagship model Galaxy S3 in a matter of weeks and now holds a global market share of 32.6%. Meanwhile, Apple sold 26 million iPhones last quarter and saw its market share drop from 23% to 17%. The fact that the iPhone’s design hasn’t been changed since June 2010 is obviously starting to hurt Apple and Samsung looks very capable of seizing the moment and running away with the market."

What are your thoughts about this market shift? Has the iPhone finally met its match with the Galaxy S III?

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

2 comments
AZEducator
AZEducator

Why is Motorola missing from the graphic?

lkarnis
lkarnis

Recently got one for my son. Played with it for about 2 hours and it is a solid phone. *very* fast, beautiful screen, very light too. Loaded some movies on it and they were gorgeous to watch. I like the fact that it has a micro-SD card slot. Put in a 32GB card for movies 'n stuff.

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