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.
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