It probably won’t come as much of a surprise then to hear that the Samsung Galaxy S III was the top selling smartphone in Q3.
Them’s the facts according to the good people at research firm Strategy Analytics. They were screaming last week that Samsung had shifted 57 million smartphones in Q3, setting a new record in the process.
Apple, meanwhile, sold an estimated 26.9 million iPhones, which is impressive when you consider the modest selection – compared to Samsung’s burgeoning Galaxy range.
Having said that, pitting the biggest sellers head-to-head, Strategy Analytics reckons it’s Samsung coming out on top.
Specifically, we’re told that the Samsung Galaxy S III sold 18 million units, a tad higher than the iPhone 4S’s still impressive 16.2 million.
"Samsung's Galaxy S3 has proven wildly popular with consumers and operators across North America, Europe and Asia," purred analyst Neil Mawston. Stating the obvious much?
Needless to say, the relatively new iPhone 5 is expected to grab the title in Q4.