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Samsung’s Galaxy S III Best Selling Smartphone of Q3 2012; King of Android

November 8, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

There’s no denying that Samsung have had a successful year and it’s not even offer yet. First of all the South Korean giant made waves for selling 10 Million units in just 100 days and selling over 30 Million units so far this year, not bad for a phone that was release in May, am I right? It’s certainly no surprise that Samsung have claimed the thrown for the third quarter of this year, it’s no secret they ship and sell more Android phone than any other manufacturer and it’s also quite apparent that adoption of Android is only on the up and up.

These results are courtesy of Strategy Analytics and they’re not pulling any punches when they bring the iPhone 5 into this. While it’s clear that the Galaxy S III is a super successful device, Q3 saw the release of Apple’s latest fruit phone which likely took a chunk out of the 4S’ sales bringing one figure up and another down. Strategy Analytics are sure that the iPhone 5 will overtake the Korean’s flagship device soon enough – “We expect the new iPhone 5 to out-ship Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012 and Apple should soon reclaim the title of the world’s most popular smartphone model”. I don’t know about you but, those sound like fighting words! It’s a tough challenge that Samsung will have to rise to as the iPhone 5 is the phone that many have been waiting 2 years for now, bring a – finally – larger display and some added extras, this latest iPhone is perhaps the most compelling yet.

A price drop on all the carriers may well help Samsung but it’s unclear as to how much, after all, people will buy the iPhone no matter what the cost. We wonder if Samsung have got another advertising push up their sleeve to lock down the holiday season. What do you think? Do you think that Samsung could hold back the iPhone 5?

Will more adverts like this one help them do it?