The Apple-Samsung burnout; 4S pushes S III down in last quarter sales

Samsung Galaxy S III has been beaten by the Apple iPhone 4S in worldwide sales of the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Reports from the Research Strategy Analytics said that the iPhone5 and iPhone 4S grabbed the first and second position in the top sales list, while Samsung Galaxy S III acquired third place.

Samsung galaxy S III, which was launched in May 2012 clocked 15.4 million units sales and iPhone 4S which was launched in October 2011, bagged 17.4 million units. iPhone 5 touched a 12.6 percent of worldwide sales which is about 27.4 million units.

The smart-phone came into market in September and got 6 million units sales in the third quarter of 2012.

A total of 27.7 percent smart-phone sales were held in comparison to 23.3 percent in the preceding quarter.

As per the analysis, all of the smart-phones got rough sales of 156.8 million units during the same time period while 132.6 million units were sold in the July-September quarter.

In a report, Appleā€™s iPhone was posted as the second largest smart-phone brand in India in terms of revenue and the fifth largest in terms of volume.

Samsung is still holding a leader position in smart-phones and reported around 12 percent fall in smart-phone profits and shipments in the fourth quarter in comparison to the previous one.

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