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05-28-2013, 12:56 AM #1
Samsung Breaks Smartphone Sales Record in China, Doubling iPhone Sales in Q1 2013
Samsung reportedly broke records by shipping 12.5 million handsets in the first quarter of 2013, more than doubling sales of Apple’s iPhone, which saw sales of 6.1 million units. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung broke a smartphone sales record in the booming Chinese smartphone market during the first quarter.
The South Korean giant boosted its share of the Chinese smartphone market by 2.2% quarter-on-quarter, leaving the Korean company with 18.5% of all sales for the three month period ending in March. This is the first quarter that Samsung has sold over 10 million smartphones in the country. Following Samsung, places two through five went to Chinese companies including Huawei, Lenovo, Coolpad and ZTE in that order. Apple landed in sixth place with 6.1 million iPhones sold during the first quarter.
Overall, Chinese consumers purchased roughly 67.4 million smartphones from January to March, accounting for about 32% of all worldwide handset sales. Although it’s difficult but not impossible to make comparisons between sales and shipments, Strategy Analytics’ findings are somewhat in line with shipping estimates which were previously released by Canalys. The report claimed overall Chinese smartphone shipments came out to 82 million units, with Samsung holding 20% of the market, up 2.3% from the previous quarter.
Samsung joined Apple which saw iPhone shipments good enough for sixth place, to become the only two foreign companies to earn spots on China’s top-ten smartphone manufacturer list for the first quarter. While specific numbers are disputed in the two reports, it is clear that China has become the world’s largest smartphone market, therefore becoming the next battleground for smartphone companies from around the globe.
We’ll have to see if Apple’s future plans will change the company’s success in emerging markets such as China.
Source: Korea Herald via The Next Web
05-28-2013, 04:30 AM #2
Thats a good leap for Samsung
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05-28-2013, 07:35 AM #5
I agree the s3 feels cheap and the apple phone feels more solid but the iphone is starting to get old boring w/out jailbreak. I hate to say this but I might trade my I5 for a S4 if a jailbreak doesnt happen soon. I want to be an admin on my phone and have full control of something I paid for!
Only in time people will realize this and start to move to other phones and only old farts will buy iphones because they dont care about jailbreaking and a 5 year old can use it.
I hope no one takes this out of content I am just venting. I had the iphone since they first came out when they didnt even have MMS and copy and paste, So slow on releasing the basics.
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05-28-2013, 07:41 AM #6
iPhone SOLD 6.1 million. SOLD being the key word here. Samsung shipped 12.5 million. SHIPPED and SOLD mean two totally different things.
05-28-2013, 07:51 AM #7
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05-28-2013, 09:19 AM #9
How is the iPhone Non-productive? Funny thing is 99% of customization has nothing to do with productivity.
In other news, Ford sold more than double the amount of cars that BMW sold.
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05-28-2013, 10:32 AM #10
The funny thing is I always hear "apple refuses to give the customer what they want" or "apple doesn't listen to its customers". It's like everyone feels that because there is a group (relatively small group compared to iPhones being used) of people that want a jail break and an open OS that that's what everyone else wants.
It's a very rare occasion I bump into anyone that has a jail broken iPhone. And I run into a lot of people that have iPhones.
Anyway. Good for Samsung. I personally don't like their phones but obviously other people do lol
05-28-2013, 10:45 AM #11
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05-28-2013, 11:41 AM #13
All I am trying to get here, we as the buyers should be able to do whatever we want with our purchases
I had a Samsung s3 and hated it, sold it withing 3 days. I hate the feel of plastic but I had more control with the phone then I had with the iPhone but I still hated the phone.
05-28-2013, 12:17 PM #14
No more waiting for jailbreaks for me. I can do what I want right out of the box! Customize my lock screen? Go for it! Dont like the UI? Change it! Hate the stock SMS or Email? Try one of the several alternatives on the Play Store. The options are endless.
For those complaining about what the iOS can not do or what they wish it could, I say, get and Android device!
Tablets, on the other hand, are a different story. Still lovin my iPad!MacBook Pro i7
05-28-2013, 01:13 PM #15
05-28-2013, 01:48 PM #16
That's why in my original post I put "relative" as to point out the number of jail broken iPhones to total iPhones is a small number.
Point is apple listens to its customers but you can't please everyone. There are many businesses/corporations that appreciate how secure iOS is.
And for the record I do jailbreak and I am apart of the 14 million that would love a more open OS. Was simply pointing out that the jail break community expecting apple to change its ways is like one person in a group of 10 expecting everyone else to change plans because they feel different. Lol
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05-28-2013, 03:45 PM #17
Shipped that many units of 100 different devices. Good job.
Apple SOLD 6million of like 3 phones ?
Hey baggers cant be choosers... Plastic, affordable on welfare buying buyers...
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