Samsung Sold Almost Double The Smartphones Apple Sold In Q2: 50.2 Million Smartphones In 3 Months


Samsung has recently reported its Q2 earnings result for the fiscal 2012. The company reported an operating profit of $5.9 billion for the quarter, up 79% compare to the same quarter of the prior year. Thanks to Samsung Galaxy SIII shipments, the company has predicted to sell 10 million units of the device by July of this year. The company soared revenue of $41.5 billion in Q2 of the fiscal 2012, which is up about $1.5 billion from the last quarter and marked 21% year-over-year growth. However, sales of memory chips and processors slightly declined in Q2 of the fiscal 2012 compare to the same quarter of the last year. The company has mounted up of TV sales due to increasing demand of LED models in emerging markets.

A market research firm “Gartner” has revealed that mobile phone market grew up by 1% year over year in Q2 of this year. Alone Apple and Samsung shipped almost half of the world’s total Smartphone shipments in Q2 of this year. Overall 406.0 million mobile handsets were shipped in Q2 of this year, up from 401.8 million units in the same quarter a year back.

On the other hand, smartphone market grew globally at the rates of 42.1% year-over-year in Q2 of 2012. Vendors shipped 152.9 million Smartphones in Q2 of this year compare to 108.3 million units in the same quarter a year back.

Samsung recorded 50.2 million Smartphone in Q2 of the fiscal 2012, followed by Apple, Nokia, HTC and ZTE with 26.0 million, 10.2 million, 8.8 million and 8.0 million units respectively during the same period. In Q2 of the fiscal 2011, Apple was the top Smartphone vendor with 20.4 million units shipments, followed by Samsung, Nokia and HTC with 18.4 million, 16.7 million and 11.6 million units respectively. Samsung dominated with 32.6% market share in Q2 of this year, followed by Apple, Nokia and HTC 16.9%, 6.6% and 5.7% share respectively. Undoubtedly, increasing demand of Samsung’s  Galaxy SIII and its Smartphone/ Tablet hybrid device (Galaxy Note) fueled the company to achieve 50 million figures.

In mobile handset shipments, Samsung again took lead over other vendors in Q2 of this year with 97.8 million units, followed by Nokia and ZTE with 83.7 million and 17.7 million units shipments respectively. In overall mobile handset market share, Samsung succeeded  to hold 24.1% market share, followed by Nokia, Apple and ZTE with 83.7%, 26.0% and 17.7% shares respectively.

In one year, the mobile market scenario has almost been changed. A year ago, Apple was the leading Smartphone vendor and Nokia was at the zenith among mobile handset manufactures, but now, Samsung has become the world’s largest mobile handset manufacturer.

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