Samsung is a fastest growing smartphone maker in the world, 500% YoY, 16% QoQ growth

As April draws to a close, the results from the major smartphone vendors continue to roll in. And Samsung has just turned in some of the most impressive figures.

In absolute smartphone numbers, with 12.6 million units shipped – they are now firmly #3, behind only Nokia and Apple. In growth numbers - Samsung is now the fastest growing smartphone maker in the world. With smartphone shipments that grew almost 500% from 2.56 million shipped in Q1 2010, and 16% from already very impressive Q4 2010.

Unfortunately, Samsung does not break down between Android, Bada and Windows Phone 7 OS in their results, so it’s hard to say how each platform fared.

Overall, Samsung shipped 70 million cellphones, and is well on the way reaching and exceeding it’s stated goal of shipping 300 million handsets this year. With smartphones already making 18% of their overall handset portfolio (up 4% from Q4, 2010), the promised 60 million smartphones for this year also seams like a pretty easy target.

 

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Grenlee

    I think we”ll find that Android is Samsung’s biggest OS, followed by Bada, with Windows Phone 7 coming last.

    Bada has done quite well, defying the skeptics. We’ll find that Bada’s worldwide sales are greater than Windows Phone’s worldwide sales, across all manufacturers. Windows Phone 7 is simply not selling, anywhere, and it is now obvious the OS has crashed and burned, and Microsoft’s total share of the mobile sector continues to plummet around 10% each quarter.

  • Grenlee

    I think we”ll find that Android is Samsung’s biggest OS, followed by Bada, with Windows Phone 7 coming last.

    Bada has done quite well, defying the skeptics. We’ll find that Bada’s worldwide sales are greater than Windows Phone’s worldwide sales, across all manufacturers. Windows Phone 7 is simply not selling, anywhere, and it is now obvious the OS has crashed and burned, and Microsoft’s total share of the mobile sector continues to plummet around 10% each quarter.