According to the Institute of Analysis, Strategy Analytics, Samsung beat Nokia to the top position in the global handset market of smartphones in the world in the first quarter of 2012. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung has managed to deliver 93.5 million mobile terminals in the first quarter of the year, being 36% more than the first two months of 2011. But Nokia has sold about 82.7 million units, a substantial figure, but insufficient to hold the first place among the world’s largest producers.
The arrival of Samsung in the first place is explained in large part, according to the school of analysis, the surge in smartphone sales: up 93.5 million terminals shipped 44.5 million belong to the category of smartphones. The South Korean company, in particular, have seen a hive of smartphone shipments worldwide by about 253% in a year, thanks to the success of the popular Samsung Galaxy Y and S2.
As for Apple, the Cupertino company is at third place with 35.1 million smartphones shipped in the first quarter, despite a 89% increase, Apple does not resist attack by Samsung that surpasses it. With respectively 31% and 24% market share, Samsung and Apple have in their hands on the domain of the global smartphone industry.